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Post  K1YRL on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:58 am

Though i will believe it when i see it.
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Motorists who use bus lanes illegally will be targeted in a new traffic crackdown in Leeds.

The council is installing enforcement cameras at key city centre locations this month after a survey revealed 500 drivers a day were breaking the law.

In the last week of January researchers were posted at seven busy sites between 0700 and 1900 to gather data.

Drivers face a penalty charge notice of £30 which will increase if not paid in a set period.

The council recorded an average of 30 to 40 breaches an hour, which it said was instrumental in clogging up traffic.

The scheme is to be expanded at a later stage with the introduction of mobile cameras to tackle the issue elsewhere.

'Selfish drivers'
Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member for development, said: "This is all about keeping the city centre moving and making sure buses can have the clear access through their dedicated lanes that they are entitled to.

"Selfish drivers who abuse the lanes hold up the buses, which in turn causes knock-on effects to traffic and other law-abiding motorists."

Metro, which co-ordinates the transport for West Yorkshire, is supporting the scheme.

Chris Greaves, Metro chair councillor, said: "Metro, local councils and bus operators invest in schemes to improve public transport, but all this good work is for nothing if car users block bus lanes and restricted areas and park in bus stop lay-bys, preventing passengers from using the special-level access stops we're introducing."

The council is ushering in the system with a trial period which will see warnings alerting motorists about fines in the future.

The activation of the cameras is scheduled for the beginning of April.

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Post  Bristol LH on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:02 am

About chuffing time! Vicar Lane bus gate is a common nip through for car drivers....

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Post  K1YRL on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:06 am

And the Headrow both ways.Cars just take the piss all of the time.
Bus lane cameras have certainly worked in Bradford city centre.

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Post  Bristol LH on Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:01 am

All those £30's will soon add up. I bet the cameras pay for themselves within a matter of months

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Post  WOLVERINE /// on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:26 pm

Hope this idea catches on up here
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Post  Bristol LH on Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:20 pm

If it becomes a cash cow, which I think it will do, it will soon catch on!

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Post  Blakeyhammer on Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:51 pm

Hopefully they'll do all the Black & Whites that block Boar Lane, The Headrow and Eastgate as well.
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Post  Blakeyhammer on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:39 am

I noticed this morning that the camera's are already up at the junction of Vicar Lane & Eastgate / The Headrow.

Wonder if they're switched on yet?
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Post  K1YRL on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:51 pm

Blakeyhammer wrote:I noticed this morning that the camera's are already up at the junction of Vicar Lane & Eastgate / The Headrow.

Wonder if they're switched on yet?
Don`t think they are switched on yet.From reading the article it seems there are going to be signs put up with a date as to when the cameras will be switched on.

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Re: Cant wait until April

Post  peanutbutter on Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:13 pm

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Scotland about to do something the same

Several Scottish councils could be in line for a financial windfall if, as expected, they are granted new powers to enforce bus lane restrictions.

A decision by Transport Scotland on decriminalising bus lane offences is expected soon.

The agency is considering the move after being approached by Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen councils.

Glasgow alone expects to raise £250,000 through fines next year, if the change is approved.
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Post  WOLVERINE /// on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:45 pm

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A decision by Transport Scotland on decriminalising bus lane offences is expected soon.





But why do They want 2 do this,what would the point in having a bus lane scratch
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Post  WOLVERINE /// on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:46 pm

So hopefully the Scottish councils get there way Very Happy
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Post  patrolman on Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:25 pm

peanutbutter wrote:[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Scotland about to do something the same

Several Scottish councils could be in line for a financial windfall if, as expected, they are granted new powers to enforce bus lane restrictions.

A decision by Transport Scotland on decriminalising bus lane offences is expected soon.

The agency is considering the move after being approached by Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen councils.

Glasgow alone expects to raise £250,000 through fines next year, if the change is approved.

Could such a system work in inverclyde peanut? You know the main operator has problems on the main drag between the port and greenock Mad ,could it solve thier problems overnight?
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