Motorists face Fixed Penalty Notices for driving in Jewel and Prestonfield bus gates

From Monday 14 January, drivers who ignore the traffic restrictions at the bus gates at The Jewel and in Prestonfield risk incurring a £60 fine from the Police or the Council.

Automated camera enforcement began at these two new sites at the start of December as part of the citywide bus lane camera initiative which went live in April 2012. During this initial month-long period, warning notices have been sent to motorists contravening the traffic restrictions.

Since 3 December 2012, a total of 636 warning notices have been issued; 290 at The Jewel, and 346 in Prestonfield. 

Bus gates are short sections of road which prohibit general traffic, ie only buses, taxis and cycles are permitted to use them (as well as emergency vehicles). The two bus gates at the Jewel and Prestonfield are there to benefit public transport while reducing through traffic levels in adjacent residential areas.  

The commissioning of these two new cameras was agreed at the meeting of the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee on 13 September 2012.

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