thirdcrank wrote:I'm not convinced by the implication that in the absence of warnings a driver is somehow excused paying full attention. Obviously different if the matrix signs were manifestly wrong eg directing traffic to a particular lane to avoid an obstruction when, in reality, that's where there was the obstruction.
The only remotely relevant case I can remember (which is hardly definitive) was a civil case in Kirklees (Huddersfield/Dewsbury) West Yorks where a driver who had crashed claimed against the highway authority on the grounds that a SLOW sign painted on the road surface just before a blind summit had not been renewed after roadworks. The decision was that the driver should have been looking where they were going (my summary.)
That was absolutely not something I was seeking to imply.
I was saying it is someone's very specific job to watch for hazards on the Motorway, and yet this lorry was stopped adjacent to a Junction for 12 minutes on a running lane. I have seen no mention that that individual/those individuals have been brought to book in some way.