Extra enforcement for bus lanes in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire County Council has started installing three bus lane cameras in Gloucester and Cheltenham to help keep the lanes clear for buses, taxis and cyclists. They will be switched on in January 2021.
Eagle-eyed residents in Cheltenham may have noticed signs for a bus lane camera have started to go up in Lansdown Road. The other two locations are Brunswick Road and Clarence Street in Gloucester.
Although these new cameras will enforce bus lanes which have been in place for a while, the council will still operate a two-week grace period where warning notices will be issued while drivers get used to the change.
Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for parking, said, “These bus lanes have been in place for a number of years – but there are still a small minority who think they can ignore the rules, delaying busy buses and undertaking law-abiding motorists. That needs to stop and these cameras will help do that. It’s easy to avoid a fine – don’t drive in bus lanes if you’re not a bus or a taxi.”Bus lane cameras use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to record vehicles driving in a bus lane. Only certain vehicles are allowed to use bus lanes in Gloucestershire, such as cyclists, registered taxis and private hire vehicles.
More information about bus lanes in Gloucestershire can be found on our website at https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/parking/parking-and-bus-lane-management/