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Drivers hit with over a million penalties for misuse of bus lanes

Drivers hit with over a million penalties for misuse of bus lanes

Over a million Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) were issued to drivers who misused bus lanes in 2017, according to new data collected by the RAC.

Gathered by using a freedom of information request to London and other city councils, it shows that approximately 1,128,259 notices were handed out last year, totalling up to a staggering £68 million in fines.

Similar amounts were observed in 2015 and 2016 meaning that around 3.4 million PCNs were awarded over that period for this offence, costing offenders around £200 million.

“Bus lanes have a vital role to play in ensuring the reliability of public transport as they help to keep our urban areas moving,” said RAC spokesman Simon Williams.

“But the sheer quantity of fines – more than a million every year – suggests something is awry and we don’t believe the vast majority are knowingly breaking the rules.”

“While there is clearly no defence for deliberately driving in a bus lane, we believe more can be done to make it obvious to drivers when they can and can’t drive in one.”

Manchester City Council was observed to have given out the highest amount of notices of all of those authorities included, with 352, 688 issued between 2015 and 2017. 

Glasgow City Council came in second with 339,402 followed by Cardiff, Bradford and Nottingham with 267,713, 208,790 and 194,993 respectively

PCN fines vary significantly depending on where you are in the UK. Busy metropolitan areas like London can see fines reach as high as £160 while more rural areas will see them go as low as just £60. 

Source: RAC