M4 speed limit at 50 mph: drivers caught breaking smart highway rules
IF YOU have driven the M4 in the past two years, you have likely encountered one of the temporary speed limits in place on the highway.
Upgrading Junctions 3-12 on the M4 to make it a smart highway resulted in temporary speed limits of 50 and 60 mph being applied to the road as work progressed.
Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras were used to monitor the average speed of traffic on sections of the road.
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Temporary speed limits are legally enforceable, which means that drivers who exceed this maximum speed are subject to penalties.
And people are getting fines, as court records show.
Here are some Berkshire motorists who have appeared in court for breaking the temporary speed limit on the M4 and where they got caught.
Nathan Holden, 32, of Arrowsmith Way, Thatcham, was fined Â£ 123 for traveling 63 mph on the M4 on November 4, 2020.
He was caught in Bray, near Maidenhead, where the speed limit was 50 mph.
Appearing before the Wycombe Magistrates’ Court (WMC) on Tuesday, September 21, he also earned three points on his license.
Karim Mayers-Kashmir, of Carsdale Close, Reading, was traveling at 66 mph when he exceeded the 50 mph speed limit on the M4 at Waltham St Lawrence, near Twyford.
The 20-year-old was caught red-handed on November 3, 2020.
He was fined Â£ 102 and four points on his license following a hearing at the WMC on September 23.
Francois Smith, 53 of Moray Drive, Slough, was recorded at 57 mph on the highway at 50 mph on November 27, 2020.
The Slough man was also arrested in Waltham St Lawrence and fined Â£ 215 following a court hearing on September 15.
Appeared at the WMC, he also received three points on his license.
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Zileyh Shah, 43, of Park Corner, Windsor, exceeded the temporary 50 mph speed limit at Waltham St Lawrence on December 1, 2020.
It was traveling at 60 mph.
Eight months later, on August 5, 2021, he was fined Â£ 66 and three points on his license following a conviction at Oxford Magistrates’ Court.
and finally Louise stables, from Ifould Crescent, Wokingham, was driving on the M4 at Bray when it was recorded ten mph above the temporary speed limit.
Appearing at the WMC on August 31, the 42-year-old was fined Â£ 300 and banned from driving for 56 days due to a repeat offense.
The Wokingham woman also received three points on her license.