Bus lane enforcement in central Accrington to help public transport

Friday, December 13, 2019

A bus-only link on King Street in Accrington will be subject to camera enforcement to help public transport in Hyndburn.

The link allows buses leaving the bus station to access the roundabout, helping the main bus routes to operate more efficiently.

From Monday (16 December), drivers of unauthorised vehicles could receive a £60 penalty if they use the bus gate, which is reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.

The bus-only section has been in place since February 2018.

Additional signage has already been put in place, ahead of the start of enforcement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cameras will monitor use of the bus link from Monday 16 December, with warning notices for an initial period, before Penalty Charge Notices are given out. This gives people a chance to get used to the bus lane being enforced.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "Bus-only sections are important as they help people to get around and help to keep public transport moving. These PCNs help to discourage misuse.

"We know that this is a shortcut for cars and other vehicles, when it should only be used by buses. We're happy if we don't make a penny from this, as it means that people are doing the right thing."

Tagged as: Roads, Parking and Travel

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