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Last Updated: Monday, 18 October, 2004, 05:19 GMT 06:19 UK
Warning over motorway speed limit
M2 sign
The resurfacing work on the motorway starts on Monday
Motorists are being warned to keep to a temporary speed limit in forced on a Kent motorway because of roadworks.

The 50mph limit will be in place on the east and west bound carriageways of the M2 between Sittingbourne and Faversham from Monday because of resurfacing.

Speed cameras are being set up at six mile intervals to enforce the limit which will apply at all times.

A driver's average speed will be calculated between the cameras to stop cars speeding up and then slowing down.

'Clear message'

Rachel Moon, from the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership, said: "The 50mph limit is there for the safety of both motorists and the workmen on site.

"We urge all drivers to respect the temporary speed limit until the works are complete.

"The message is clear - if you choose to break the temporary legal limit you run the risk of getting a speeding ticket and points on your driving licence."

The speed limit has been authorised by the Highways Agency in conjunction with Kent Police and is supported by the Kent and Medway Safety Partnerships.

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