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M1 cameras catch 5,000 speeding through roadworks

More than 5,000 motorists have been caught speeding through roadworks on the M1 in Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed 5,084 speeding offences were recorded by cameras between junction 25 and 28 from May 2008 to October 2009.

The Highways Agency said about 131,000 vehicles passed through that part of the motorway each day.

Work began to widen the 14-mile stretch of the motorway in November 2008 - the current speed limit is 50 mph.

The work is expected to finish in autumn 2010, but the Highways Agency has said it may end ahead of schedule.


A speed limit has been in force through most of the county

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