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Council nets £185,000 in bus lane fines

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WARRINGTON Borough Council has netted more than £185,000 in bus lane fines since clamping down on motorists illegally using them in July last year – and with a third camera coming into action last week is set to generate even more revenue.

A total of 6,577 motorists have been fined since bus lanes in the town had an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera installed.

Birchwood Bus Gate went live in July 2016 and has issued 3,811 PCNs with a total income received of £109K.

Knutsford Road Bus Lane went live in July 2017 and has issued 2,766 PCNs with a total income received of £76K.

Figures are between July 2016 and October 2017:

A third camera went live on Bridge Street Bus Lane last week with no figures currently available.

Owners of vehicles who use the bus lanes illegally can face a fine of £60, or £30 if paid within 14 days.

Any surplus after expenses from fines is re-invested into traffic related projects in accordance with the Traffic Management Act 2004 and Section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

 

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