Drivers filmed going the wrong way in Broughton bus lane

Posted on - 25th May, 2018 - 11:34am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
One of the cars seen going the wrong down the Bus Lane
One of the cars seen going the wrong down the Bus Lane

A warning has been issued to drivers using the Broughton bus lane as a short cut – and driving the wrong way down it.


Lancashire County Council have released a CCTV image of a driver been heading northbound on the bus lane.

Bus lane cameras were put in to record motorists using the bus lane, ahead of fines being issued.

But a number of drivers details have now been sent to Lancashire Police following using the bus lane.

Cabinet member for highways and transport Keith Iddon said: “I’m really shocked at this. A small number of drivers are choosing to drive the wrong way along the bus lane.

“There are clear markings on the roads and signing to show people where they should be driving. It could be that people were simply following sat navs or are unfamiliar with the new road layout, but it is concerning that they didn’t see the signs and markings.”

Read more: Preston’s newest bus lane is being introduced

The bus lane links James Towers Way and Garstang Road.

Map showing the Broughton bus lane
Map showing the Broughton bus lane

It was originally put in during the Autumn but was discontinued due to consistent mis-use by drivers.

Read more: Here’s how many motorists have been caught by London Road cameras

Warning notices are being issued at the moment ahead of penalty charge notices being issued.

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