There are some unwanted Christmas presents that you can’t avoid, like novelty socks from Aunty Betty, a bottle of talc from cousin Geoff or a work-out video from your mother-in-law. However there are some unwanted seasonal gifts you can avoid – like a fixed penalty notice and points on your licence for speeding through the roadworks on the M5.
Average speed cameras are now in place on the M5 northbound between junction 13 for Stroud and 12 for Quedgeley as roadworks continue and although some roadworks have been stood down for the festive period, the average speed cameras remain in place.
Dave Hawker from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Central Ticket Office said “We want to make everyone aware that the average speed cameras are now active and if you exceed the speed limit through them then you will receive a fixed penalty notice and points on your licence.
“Since the cameras were activated on the 15th of December we've had over 300 people caught exceeding the speed limit. No matter how bad that Christmas jumper from your Uncle Fred is, it’s got to be better than points and a fine!”
Currently the average speed cameras are active on the northbound carriageway only, however in the New Year the cameras on the southbound side will be switched on as well.