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?

Asked on 22 October 2019 by mgoo

Answered by Dan Powell
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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