Hundreds of motorists have been seen flouting the new bus lanes in Fishergate – but how many have been fined for their actions?Advertisement
A grand total of ZERO it turns out as Lancashire County Council has not begun enforcing the new rules.
A Freedom of Information request sent to the county council by Blog Preston reveals a complete lack of drivers being issued with penalty notices.
The county council said no penalty notices had been issued as only warning letters had been sent during the first fortnight of operation.
The new Fishergate bus lane, which means cars can’t go down the main shopping street from 11am to 6pm, came into force on Monday 31 October.
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But County Hall is only issuing penalty notices from Monday (14 November) to drivers breaking the new layout rules.
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A fine of £60 is payable to motorists caught by the bus lane cameras, and this fine is reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.
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Fishergate’s new layout and changed traffic flow on side streets in the city centre has seen gridlock around the Avenham area as motorists find alternative routes out of the city centre.
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