DRIVERS are being warned of new 50mph speed restrictions in place on the M40/M42 interchange in Warwickshire.
The warning from police follows an increase in the number of drivers being caught multiple times for speeding.
Average speed cameras have been installed along the stretches of roadworks in place while safety upgrades are made on the central reserve barriers on the interchange which includes replacing the steel central barrier with a stronger and more efficient concrete barrier.
The 50mph speed restrictions are in place on the M42 between junctions 3 and 3a, and M42 junction 3a to M40 junction 16. They will remain in place until at least spring 2024 when the work is scheduled to be completed.
Drivers caught exceeding the limit will receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution from Warwickshire Police and face a range of sanctions starting with the National Speed Awareness Course if they are eligible. If not they may be offered a £100 fine and three points.
But excessive speeders will go straight to court.
Insp Dave Valente of Warwickshire Police said “We are warning drivers that there is no excuse for speeding. The new 50mph enforcement on the M40/42 roadworks is in place for the safety of workers, and other road users.
“Continuing to drive at motorway speeds in these restricted areas will run the risk of drivers being prosecuted. Drivers using this as their daily commute could find themselves in serious trouble if they drive with no regard to the new limits.”