SE3014 : M1 Motorway Passing Driver Location A286.7

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

M1 Motorway Passing Driver Location A286.7
M1 Motorway Passing Driver Location A286.7
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 display three pieces of information:
• The road identifier (eg M1 in this example)
• 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 to London. In this example, "A" tells us that we are on the northbound carriageway, travelling away from London.
• The location (which is identical to the location given on marker posts). Distances are measured in kilometres and are accurate to within 20 metres and are generally quoted from the beginning of the motorway. In this example, we are 286.7 km from the start of the motorway.

LinkExternal link DFT Interim Advice Note (December 2010)
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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 301 142 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.4086N 1:32.7742W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 300 141
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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