With drivers driving in closed lanes being fined for a new highway camera charge, we highlight all the hotspots in the area where police can enforce this law.
Police forces can impose a £100 fine and three penalty points on a driver’s license or assist anyone driving in a closed lane with a red X on the sled and now have auto-detection cameras to assist them.
Smart highways have been upgraded to add red X and high-tech camera systems to better manage traffic flow and reduce congestion by opening and closing lanes and using variable speed limits.
While Highways England said it would “not be appropriate” to highlight where auto-detection cameras are currently located, it said police forces could apply any red X and “ignoring this important highway signal is illegal”.
Locations of all routes with smart highway feature and red X closed lane markings in the region:
Open M5 :
Open M6 :
Junction 4 Chelmsley Wood to Junction 5 Bromwich Castle.
Great Barr Junction 7 to Junction 8 at the nearby M6 and M5 junction Wednesday.
Between Junction 2 in Coventry and Junction 4 near Coleshill.
M6/M54 slipway to Junction 10 Walsall.
Open M42 :
new automatic cameras can now catch you for driving in X-marked lanes on nationwide highways.
A spokesperson for UK Highways said: “Police have now started enforcing Red X crimes using auto-detection with cameras. This is beyond their current jurisdiction.
“Police forces are responsible for enforcing red X crimes, and it would not be appropriate for us to stress where auto-detection is currently located, but drivers should be aware that all police forces can apply a red X and it is illegal to ignore this basic highway signal.”
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