TQ5959 : M20 near Wrotham

taken 4 years ago, near to Wrotham, Kent, Great Britain

M20 near Wrotham
M20 near Wrotham
Passing Driver Location Sign (DLS) M20 A 40.6

Driver location signs are now widely used across the motorway and A–road network. First introduced in 2003, they complement distance marker posts. Both types of marker post display the distances in kilometres from a nominal start point but driver location signs are designed to be read by motorists or there passengers when, for instance, they need to pass details to the emergency services. They give the same location information as distance marker posts, but more visibly on larger signs. They are normally spaced at 500-metre intervals along the nearside verge but if obstacles (eg sliproads or bridges) prevent signs from being erected at these locations, then the interval is reduced to either 400 or 300 metres.

Driver location signs have three pieces of information:
• The road identifier (eg M20)
• The carriageway identifier – The letter on the second line of the signs, usually “A” or “B”, tells the emergency services or the Highways Agency in which direction you are travelling. The letter “A” ("Away from London") normally denotes carriageways leaving London and "B" ("Back to London") is used for carriageways going towards London. The letters "J", "K", "L" and "M" are used to denote junction slip roads or spur roads.
• The location (which is identical to the location given on marker posts). Distances are accurate to within 20 metres and are generally quoted from the beginning of the motorway. On the M25 distances are measured clockwise from the Dartford crossing.


LinkExternal link DFT Interim Advice Note (December 2010)
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M20 Motorway
The M20 is a 51 mile motorway running between the M25 motorway near Swanley and Folkestone in Kent. It was constructed from 1960. It is a key route for lorries connecting to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel and Ferries.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
M20 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5999 5998 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.9863N 0:17.6627E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5992 5999
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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