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Drivers beware: fines for misuse of Preston bus lane start today

Posted on - 20th January, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Fishergate Hill bus lane map
Cameras monitored the bus lane from Monday 16 December

Drivers could receive a £60 penalty if they misuse a Preston city centre bus lane from today (Monday 20 January).

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The Fishergate Hill bus lane – from the junction with Strand Road towards the junction with Corporation Street – has been enforced for some time without fines being issued.

Cameras monitored the bus lane from mid-December, with warning notices giving people chance to get used to the new measures.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Bus lanes are important, as they help people to get around using public transport and help to reduce traffic, making it a nicer place for everyone. 

“These Penalty Charge Notices help to discourage misuse and help buses to get around. We’re happy if we don’t make a penny from the bus lane, as it means that people are doing the right thing.” 

Fishergate Hill bus lane
Fines will now be issued for misuse of the bus lane

The bus lane, which has been in place for many years, will be enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The standard Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) is £60, which is reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.

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