SE2911 : Northbound M1, Variable Message Sign at Junction 38

taken 4 years ago, near to West Bretton, Wakefield, Great Britain

Northbound M1, Variable Message Sign at Junction 38
Northbound M1, Variable Message Sign at Junction 38
Variable message signs (VMS), also sometimes referred to as matrix signs, are electronic traffic signs used on motorways (and some other major routes) to give drivers information about special events and to warn them about traffic congestion, accidents, incidents, roadworks or speed limits on a specific sections of the route. They may also suggest (or instruct) drivers to take alternative routes, limit speed, warn of duration and location of the incidents or just inform of the traffic conditions.
M1 Motorway
The M1 is a north–south motorway connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford. It was the first motorway to be completed in the United Kingdom.
The motorway is 193 miles long and was constructed in four phases. Most of the motorway was opened between 1959 and 1968 but the southern end was extended in 1977 and the northern end was extended in 1999.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Nikon P100 
Motorway (from Tags)
M1 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 298 118 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.1477N 1:33.0507W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 298 118
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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