£60 Penalty In Place For Drivers Using Fishergate Bus Lane

Lancashire County Council are attempting to stop drivers using Bus lanes in the county by enforcing a misuse fine.

Preston drivers caught using the bus lane along Fishergate Hill, from the junction with Strand Road towards the junction with Corporation Street will be eligible to land a £60 fine.

A spokesman for the Council said, “The aim of enforcement is to help public transport by ensuring that these bus lanes are kept clear, and stopping misuse.

“Cameras monitored the bus lanes from Monday 16 December, with warning notices for an initial period. This gave people a chance to get used to the bus lanes being enforced.”

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, added, “Bus lanes are an 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 lanes, as it means that people are doing the right thing.”

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

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