VMS Signs – a wasted opportunity

This morning I sat in crawling traffic on the M61 between Junctions 5 and 3 (roughly four miles). Just as I got to junction 3, there are two Variable Message Signs (VMS), proudly stating


You don’t say!! I wondered what I had been doing for the past four miles. Talk about stating the bleeding obvious.

Far more useful would be to give some real information about WHY we are stuck in a queue, and maybe we could make a decision about which route to take, and maybe the cost of these signs could be justified.

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