Traffic controls are put in place for everyone’s safety.
If you ignore speed restrictions, stop signs, road closure signs and coned areas, you’re not just risking the life of road workers but you’re also putting yourself and others in danger.
At major roadwork sites the road layout and temporary surfaces can change regularly, so it’s critical that motorists drive at a safe speed.
Further guidance on how to drive near roadworks is set out in the Highway Code:
You can get more road safety advice at the following link:
Breaches of temporary speed limits are treated in the same way as other permanent speed limits. You could get a £60 fine and three penalty points.
For those road users who disregard ‘road closed’ signs you could get anything from a fixed penalty through to prosecution for careless driving.
More useful links
- Rules for drivers and motorcyclists
- Rules for motorcyclists
- Rules for cyclists
- Road and travel safety
- Highway Code