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Bus lane enforcement equipment installation begins

12/12/12

Work on installing new bus lane enforcement equipment in Aberdeen has begun.

Contractor Vysionics Intelligent Transport Solutions Ltd is carrying out preparatory work across the city and will install the first camera column tomorrow.

The cameras are due to be put in place in January, with enforcement being introduced in the spring.
 
Aberdeen City Council submitted a business case to the Scottish Government seeking authority to carry out the civil enforcement of bus lanes. Legislation was brought in this year.

The penalty for motorists driving in bus lanes has been set at 60, reduced to 30 if paid within 14 days.

The main objectives of civil bus lane enforcement in Aberdeen are to improve traffic flow, journey times, and encourage the use of public transport. Taxis and private hire vehicles can also use the bus lanes.