Cameras will issue £60 fines in these four bus lanes in Leicester

Enforcement cameras are set to be used on four bus lanes in Leicester to catch drivers illegally using the lanes.

The proposal follows traffic surveys revealing up to 56,000 drivers are illegally using bus lanes each month.

The cameras will be installed on inbound and outbound lanes on Duns Lane (near the city centre), Humberstone Road outbound, Narborough Road inbound near Fullhurst Avenue and inbound on Lutterworth Road.

The cameras will issue £60 fines to motorists flouting the lane restrictions.

Traffic surveys carried out over a seven-day period found drivers were contravening the bus lanes at the rate of 48,500 a month on Duns Lane; more than 56,000 a month on Narborough Road; and almost 27,500 on Lutterworth Road.

Cllr Adam Clarke, deputy city mayor for environment, said: “Surveys show that drivers are persistently using these bus lanes, causing buses to stop and start, increasing pollution and increasing journey times.”

“It’s important the council does all it can to encourage people to take the bus, not least because transport is responsible for a quarter of our city’s carbon emissions.”

“Ensuring buses are reliable and have priority will help us to address the climate emergency declared last February.”

The cost of buying, installing and maintaining the cameras will cost around £207,000. They will operate for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The cameras will be self-financing, with any surplus cash being spent on highway and transport improvements in the city.

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