SU5338 : Southbound M3, East Stratton

taken 3 years ago, near to East Stratton, Hampshire, Great Britain

Southbound M3, East Stratton
Southbound M3, East Stratton
Passing Driver Location Sign (DLS) at M3 A93.5

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 their 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 M3)
• 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 (or clockwise in the case of the M25) and "B" ("Back to London") is used for carriageways going to London (anticlockwise on the M25).
• 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.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Nikon P100 
Motorway (from Tags)
M3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 530 386 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.6800N 1:14.5978W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 530 387
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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