SP4182 : M6 in Warwickshire

taken 10 months ago, near to Ansty, Warwickshire, Great Britain

M6 in Warwickshire
M6 in Warwickshire
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 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. The large VMS ahead is giving drivers an indication of how long it is likely to take to reach the junctions ahead (and hence, an idea of how congested the motorway is ahead).
M6 Motorway
The M6 motorway runs from junction 19 of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange, near Rugby to the Gretna junction (J45). Here it becomes the A74(M) which continues to Glasgow.
The M6 is the longest motorway in the United Kingdom (232 miles) and one of the busiest. It incorporates the first length of motorway opened in the UK (the Preston bypass in 1958) and forms part of a motorway "Backbone of Britain", running north-south between London and Glasgow via the industrial North of England. It is also part of the east-west route between the Midlands and the east coast ports.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Motorway (from Tags)
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 412 822 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.2058N 1:23.6702W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 413 822
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Motorway  Matrix Sign  Digital Sign  Variable Message Sign  VMS  Overhead Sign  50mph Speed Limit Sign 

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