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Bus lane fines: thousands of drivers may get refunds

Thousands of motorists fined for going through bus lanes in Birmingham city centre may get their money back.

Birmingham city council has accepted it should have done more to make warning signs about bus lanes more visible to drivers. At a meeting today the council pledged to put up extra signs and says it will look again at the cases of many people already caught using the lanes.

Of 100,000 fines issued since 10 new cameras were erected across the city centre last September, 18,000 are under review. Councillor Ian Ward, deputy leader of Birmingham City Council has spoken to ITV Central:

If you think you may be due a refund, click here to find out how to challenge a parking fine.

Bus lane camera controversy, full report

A local authority which raised almost half a million pounds by fining motorists who strayed into bus lanes could introduce more cameras to penalise drivers who ignore the warning signs.

Leicester City Council is to decide whether the cameras actually deter people from entering the lanes. The City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby told ITV news the scheme isn't a licence to print money, he believes it's greatly improved the reliabilty of bus services. Rajiv Popat reports

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More bus lane cameras considered in Leicester

A local authority which raised almost half a million pounds by fining motorists who strayed into bus lanes could introduce more cameras to penalise drivers who ignore the warning the signs.

Leicester City Council introduced the cameras on Charles Street and Causeway Lane in July. In four months they caught almost 20,000 drivers bringing in almost £450,000.

Leicester City Council is to decide whether the cameras actually deter people from entering the lanes.

The City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby told ITV news the scheme isn't a licence to print money, he believes it has greatly improved the reliabilty of bus services.

Investigation into controversial bus lane cameras

An investigation begins into whether more bus lane cameras should be introduced in Leicester Credit: PA

An investigation has begun into whether controversial bus lane cameras should be introduced on more roads in Leicester.

The council started recording drivers who strayed into bus lanes in parts of the city last year, collecting almost £450,000 in four months.

Full report on hidden bus lane camera

A speed camera on a new bus lane has caught out fifteen hundred car drivers in a week - raising tens of thousands of pounds in fines for Coventry City Council.

Some drivers say it appears to be more of a "cash cow" than a safety measure.

But council officials are denying it's a money-spinner.

They say motorists have been given plenty of warning and they should obey the signs.

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Hidden camera caught 1500 motorists in a week

The camera netted £90,000 for the council in a single week Credit: ITV Central
The camera is hidden from the view of motorists Credit: ITV Central

Almost 1,500 drivers have been caught by a bus lane camera in just one week.

Coventry City Council placed the camera behind a large tree on Stoney Road near the city's railway station.

In it's first week of operation, it generated a revenue of £90,000.

The camera was put into place after people who live in the area started complaining to the council that the road was being used as a "rat run" by commuters.

Bus lane camera snaps £90,000 in just one week

1,500 drivers have been caught by a bus lane camera in just one week.

Coventry City Council placed the camera behind a large tree on Stoney Road near the city's railway station.

In it's first week of operation, it generated a revenue of £90,000.

The camera was put into place after people who live in the area started complaining to the council that the road was being used as a "rat run" by commuters.

Residents of the Cheylesmore area, where the camera is situated, say the council are just using it as a cash generator.

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