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Growing anger over fake 50mph sign that tricked thousands of drivers

Growing anger over fake 50mph sign that tricked thousands of drivers

The fake 50mph was placed on the busy A20 in south-east London. (Getty) The prime minister has been urged to help thousands of motorists who were given speeding tickets due to a fake sign on a busy road. Drivers received automatic fines and penalty points for violating the speed limit on the A20 near Sidcup in south-east London after an “unauthorised third party” installed a 50mph sign on 24 January. Transport for London (TfL) had temporarily reduced the speed limit from 70mph to 40mph due to frequent flooding. Although the Metropolitan Police acknowledged the sign should not have been there, they claimed it “would not have impacted the enforcement of the 40mph average speed limit.” In January, Tory MP Louie French and 11 other MPs, wrote a letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan, asking him to cancel the fines just before the police denied the request to waive the penalties for approximately 600 drivers. French, MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, continued his protest at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday and demanded that TfL, …