bus lane

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a traffic lane intended for buses only

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On Monday, 54 motorists drove up the Sheepcote Street bus lane, near Broad Street, beyond a pair of blue "bus only" signs at its entrance.
Angry motorists accused the council of not giving them enough warning and complained the new bus lane rules were poorly signposted.
Bus lane orders are mainly used to ensure the free flow of traffic in places with heavy congestion or where there is a problem with bus lane abuse.
Motorists are continuing to be caught in the bus lane, with an average of PS74,900 per month made in fines from drivers using the bus lane between November 2016 to the end of February 2019.
Meanwhile, four bus lane cameras in neighbouring Stockton borough have snapped 203 vehicles and gathered PS4,445 from April 2018 to date.
Between April 1 and December 31, the council issued 7,460 fines to drivers for that bus lane, netting the council between PS261,100 and PS522,200 depending on how quickly the drivers paid their fines.
New data shows the authority spent PS698,000 on bus lane enforcement in 2017/18 - and made PS763,000 in fines.
It was revealed the bus lane was the most lucrative in England and had raked in PS1.5m for the council in the first nine months it was working between February 23 and October 31 2016.
The removal of the bus lanes mitigates this problem by allowing buses and cyclists to jointly use the new carriageway layout and eliminate merging issues at the end of the bus lane.
The man, who does not wish to be named, has hit out after his 52-year-old dad was fined [pounds sterling]60 for briefly driving on the empty bus lane before turning into aTescoin Hull.
"Over the past year, we have seen bus lane cameras on some routes producing PCNs (penalty charge notice) by the thousands month after month, without any effort by councils to try to find out and rectify the causes of such large-scale lack of compliance.
Bus lane cameras in a Tyneside borough have still not been switched on - two years after the decision was first approved.
Legislation states Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) must arrive in the post within 28 days of a vehicle being recorded in a bus lane.