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Bus lane enforcement restarts in Birmingham

A bus lane camera on Priory Queensway Credit: ITV News Central

Drivers in Birmingham are being warned that bus lane enforcement has now recommenced in the city centre, after hundreds of penalty notices were cancelled because of confusing signage.

Of the 100,000 fines issued since 10 new cameras were installed across the city centre last September, 18,000 were put under review.

Hundreds had their fines refunded after blaming confusing signage Credit: PA

It was found that Birmingham City Council should have done more to make drivers aware of the bus lane enforcement.

Councillors say new signs have now been put up and the number of people breaking the rules has reduced.

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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:

Councillor says bus lane camera site is a 'problem'

Councillor Rob Pocock says there is a 'problem' at the site of a bus lane camera which caught 11,000 drivers in just 52 days. The camera is located on the southbound carriageway of Priory Queensway.

One of those who received a ticket for entering the bus lane was Ben Cheney. He says the signs were not clear.

Cllr Pocock has congratulated Mr Cheney for raising the issue with the council.

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Traffic manager defends 11,000-ticketer bus lane camera

A bus lane camera in Birmingham has captured 11,000 drivers in just 52 days. The camera, which is located on the southbound carriageway of Priory Queensway, is set-up to catch people driving illegally in bus lanes or bus only streets.

Traffic Manager Kevin Hicks has defended the camera and says there are six signs up. He has been talking to our reporter Wesley Smith.

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Man caught by bus camera says signs were not clear

A man who earned a ticket for entering a bus lane in Birmingham has found out more than 11,000 motorists have been snapped in 52 days by the same camera.

Ben Cheney was caught at Priory Queensway after a visit to Birmingham Children's Hospital, but he says the signs weren't clear and he is making a personal record of other drivers to show the council what is wrong.

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One bus lane camera catches 11,000 drivers

In just 52 days 11,000 drivers have been caught by a bus lane camera in Birmingham.

The camera is located on the southbound carriageway of Priory Queensway and set-up to catch people driving illegally in bus lanes or bus only streets.

The camera on southbound carriageway of Priory Queensway Credit: ITV News Central

The local council is charging fines of £60 for anyone caught using the bus lane.

Thousands of drivers caught by one bus lane camera

It has been revealed that 11,000 drivers have been caught in just 52 days by one bus lane camera in Birmingham.

The camera is located on the southbound carriageway of Priory Queensway and set-up to catch people driving illegally in bus lanes or bus only streets.

Bus lane at Priory Queesnway Credit: Birmingham City Council

On average, nine people every hour have been caught and fined.

The numbers were revealed after an FOI request was put in by someone caught by the camera.