Glasgow bus lane makes 800k in 2 months

Glasgow Council chiefs have raked in a staggering £800,000 in motoring fines from drivers passing through Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow in just two months, it was revealed today.

Glasgow City Council placed a daytime ban on vehicles using the bus lane near Queen Street station in July.

The ensuing fines have earned Glasgow City Council roughly the same amount in two months as Edinburgh and Aberdeen Councils receive from all bus lane transgressions in a year.

Now council chiefs are planning to look at how to improve signage to make sure drivers are aware after admitting the number of fines was unusually high.

Last year, Edinburgh City Council received £718,000 from bus lane fines while Aberdeen City Council received £896,000.

The Glasgow Restaurant Association wants the city council to reconsider the Nelson Mandela Place restriction as it fears it is doing more harm than good.

A council spokesman said:”It’s very encouraging that the number of drivers illegally driving through the bus gate has dramatically fallen since the gate went live.

via The Scotsman

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