Bus lane cam slammed over £700k fines
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.