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22/06/2015

Drivers Illegally Using Bus Lanes Face Being Fined

Drivers illegally using bus lanes face being fined up to £90 from today, Monday.

A network of six static cameras and a mobile detection vehicle have now become fully operational across Belfast.

The enforcement measures are aimed at the drivers who illegally use bus lanes to jump queues and cut across traffic
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The cost of a penalty is £90 reduced to £45 if paid within a 14 day period. There will be a right of challenge for any driver who considers that the penalty has been incorrectly issued.

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy said: "At the beginning of June I introduced measures to reduce the number of drivers illegally using bus lanes.

"To help drivers realise that if they ignored the restrictions they would risk a fine I applied a three week ‘warning period' when offenders would receive a warning letter. That 'warning period' has now ended.

"The advice is simple, observe the bus lane restriction and avoid the likelihood of a fine."

(CD)

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