Increased enforcement for Birmingham bus lanes

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Birmingham City Council’s Labour cabinet has voted to approve the  installation of cameras to enforce three of the city’s bus lanes, the Birmingham Mail has reported.

The cameras will photograph drivers who ignore the bus lane rules and issue £60 fines on Lichfield Road in Aston, Tyburn Road in Pype Hayes and Bordesley Green.

The 10 cameras, installed at a cost of £459,000, will be rotated around 20 sites along the three stretches
of road. The cost of issuing and collection of fines, maintenance, court action and publicity is estimated to run to £3.3m over the next five years, which is estimated to be covered through the fines.

The council said it aims to speed up bus journey times and encourage more people to use public transport.