Bus lane cam slammed over £700k fines

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A BUS lane cam­era raked in £700,000 in just eight months, new fig­ures have re­vealed.

Nearly 28,000 drivers were caught by city cen­tre CCTV in Glass­ford Street, Glas­gow, af­ter coun­cil bosses launched a crack­down.

Mo­torist groups have now hit out at the fig­ures, de­mand­ing more signs be put up to warn drivers about bus lanes.

The fig­ures show be­tween April 23 and De­cem­ber 31 last year, 27,992 fines were is­sued, gen­er­at­ing £685,380 in penal­ties from Glass­ford Street.

Mo­torists caught driv­ing in bus lanes are hit with a £60 penalty no­tice, which is halved if paid within 14 days.

A spokesman for Glas­gow City Coun­cil said: “There was a sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tion in the num­ber of of­fences in Jan­uary, point­ing to greater com­pli­ance.”

Glas­gow City Coun­cil have gen­er­ated more than £3.8mil­lion in penalty charges.

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