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Is a red cross over a smart motorway lane advisory or mandatory?

Is a red cross over a smart motorway lane advisory or mandatory? If it's the latter, what is the offence for driving in it?

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The red ‘X’ is used to signify a lane closure on smart motorways. It’s a mandatory notice that has a penalty of £100 and three penalty points if ignored: www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/driving-1/2019-05/automa...s
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