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19/08/2015

Belfast City Centre Bus Lane Scheme Criticised

The SDLP said it is "seriously concerned" after a city centre bus lane scheme in Belfast has left motorists confused.

In Great Victoria street, one signpost contains two signs which have led to confusion, however motorists are still being fined.
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SDLP South Belfast MLA Fearghal McKinney said: "Bus lanes were introduced to help manage traffic, to reduce journey times and to improve our public transport network and motorists accept they should drive in a responsible and respectful manner. But in return, they expect authorities to treat them in the same way and not to be slapped with a fine especially when the situation is confusing.

"The motoring public needs clarity and certainty over when it is permissible to enter bus lanes. Unclear signs do not help."

(CD/MH)

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