DRIVERS who ignore warnings on “smart” motorways are to be fined £100 and issued with penalty points.
The roads, which have no hard shoulders, use electronic “X” warnings on gantries to close lanes.
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Under new Home Office rules, police will use traffic cameras to penalise drivers who fail to follow lane closures.
Until now, motorists have received warning letters, with around 1,500 a week being sent out.
Smart motorway speed cams are being rolled out across the UK and can catch you even when no variable speed limit is displayed