Bus lane enforcement is carried out by the council in accordance with the Traffic Management Act 2004 which allows the enforcement of bus lanes using an 'approved device' - a CCTV camera. Bus lane enforcement began in July 2014.
The council enforces bus lanes by using a fixed camera mounted in the location. The camera records vehicles entering the bus lane to provide evidence of unauthorised use, and recordings are then checked by enforcement staff. When an unauthorised vehicle is detected in a bus lane the council will serve a Penalty Charge Notice on the registered keeper of the vehicle.
The purpose of bus lane enforcement is to remove unauthorised vehicles from bus lanes and:
- improve bus punctuality
- improve journey times for bus passengers
- as a result of those improvements, encourage more people to use bus services to reduce congestion
- provide a safer lane for cyclists
Pay a bus lane fine
If you've received a bus lane fine (penalty charge notice), you can pay it online.