Motorists Fined For Using Bus Lanes

Car drivers and other motorists have been fined in excess of £1m having been caught driving in bus lanes in the past year in the city of Plymouth.

6 CCTV cameras were installed by Plymouth council last summer and around 40,000 fines have been issued. Drivers who are caught are issued with a £60 fine. The fine is cut by 50% if the motorist responsible pays it within 14 days of issue.

Any fines collected were being invested back into the cities transport services and network.

A council spokesperson said the aim of the cameras was to keep traffic flowing and to make the roads in and around Plymouth safer.

Thankfully while conducting driving lessons in Newbury there are no bus lanes. However bear in mind when driving to other areas. Keep an eye on the bus lane operation signs which show the hours of operation.