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Slough drivers warned after bus lane cameras go live

Businesses urged to fund scheme to help revitalise Slough town centre

Drivers have been warned after more than 5,000 people were caught driving in Slough bus lanes. 

Warning letters have been sent to 5,253 car owners who were caught in bus lanes in London Road, Bath Road and Farnham Road, in the two-week period before the enforcement cameras went live. 

At its peak during the warning period, between 16 May and 30 May,there were as many as 700 cars a day using the bus lanes which were also monitored by staff.

The new enforcement cameras are part of the Mass Rapid Transport scheme which aims to give those using public transport a ore reliable journey by keeping public transport lanes free at peak times. 

Bus lanes only permit use by buses, taxis, motorbike and cyclists during restricted times.

The introduction of the Mass Rapid Transport scheme aims to give those who are using public transport a more reliable journey by keeping public transport lanes free at peak times.

Slough town centre is also set to be included in the scheme. 

Now the warning period is over motorists caught in the bus lanes will be fined £60, reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. 

Councillor Rob Anderson, cabinet member for transport and environmental services said: “The aim is to keep the lanes free to allow commuters choosing public transport to have a reliable journey which does not happen if the bus lane is blocked full of other vehicles.

“Whilst bus lanes will enable cyclists, taxis and motorcycles to use these lanes, it will also assist in changing behaviours and reduce cars on the network as we are promoting alternative sustainable modes of transport.”

The cameras started to become operational from 31 May, 2019.

 

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  • SpeakasIfind

    13:01, 09 July 2019

    Just a thought, will this stop the parents at the new Claycots from parking outside the school on the Bath Road? They are a hazard and slow down the already very slow traffic. How about installing cameras at traffic lights to stop people jumping the lights? From what I see on my daily commute the red traffic lights only apply to some people. The Roundabout at M4 Junction 6 is particularly annoying as people quite happily jump the lights causing more traffic.

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  • be_ transparent

    16:04, 05 July 2019

    Rob Anderson, cabinet member for Shakedown Slough didn’t talk about the millions in revenue the council will make by ripping people off in Slough yet again to fund the next lavish vanity project for the council :-D It won’t change behaviours - no parking for the council first, when you have done it successfully you can then lecture us - oh and building four extra offices on the extremities of Slough to hide extra parking can’t be allowed either !

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