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Bus lane driving fines - Edinburgh Council?
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Old 11-05-2012, 4:50 PM
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Default Bus lane driving fines - Edinburgh Council?

Are the fines being dished out by Edinburgh Council for driving in bus lanes legal and enforceable?
If my memory serves me correctly, some years ago the fines dished out by the same council for parking was deemed to be illegal for some reason or another. Perhaps this falls in to same boat?
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Are the fines being dished out by Edinburgh Council for driving in bus lanes legal and enforceable?
If my memory serves me correctly, some years ago the fines dished out by the same council for parking was deemed to be illegal for some reason or another. Perhaps this falls in to same boat?
due to a date error if i recall correctly
The simple answer is don't drive in the lanes during their active times.
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Old 11-05-2012, 4:57 PM
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Good luck on getting away with fines in Edinburgh, they make a lot of money for the city and despite a recent confusion (they wanted only "their" service buses to use Bus Lanes!) I'm pretty sure they have everything belted up now.
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Good luck on getting away with fines in Edinburgh, they make a lot of money for the city and despite a recent confusion (they wanted only "their" service buses to use Bus Lanes!) I'm pretty sure they have everything belted up now.
well it is really an opt in idiot tax.
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Wasn't me that got caught, it was my son. And he thinks there may be a few more brown envelopes coming through the door.
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lets hope he doesnt beat the record

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-fife-18024875
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www.pepipoo.com will be a good place for advice on bus lanes.
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www.pepipoo.com will be a good place for advice on bus lanes.
I find the signs at the side of the bus lanes are better.
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Wasn't me that got caught, it was my son. And he thinks there may be a few more brown envelopes coming through the door.
Whoops, oh dear!?!? If he has genuinely driven in the bus lanes within the posted times I'd suggest paying the fines ASAP so as to take advantage of the 50% window. I know there are a few individuals along with some private hire cab drivers that plan to protest against such fines, but for an individual like you and me, well the rules and regulations are pretty clear!!
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Edinburgh Council have been noted for and repeatedly slammed for being as sloppy as anything with parking enforcement but I'm afraid I've not heard much wrong with bus lane/Red Route enforcement these last few years.

Saying that, I did get let off my one and only speeding ticket a few years back in Edinburgh because the new cameras and order may have been active but the roads dept were late with the changing signs over and still had the old 40 signs up at each end of a stretch that had been reduced to 30.
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I find the signs at the side of the bus lanes are better.
Oh dear, another sanctimonious holier than thou type. The OP asked for advice, not judgemental crap.
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Oh dear, another sanctimonious holier than thou type. The OP asked for advice, not judgemental crap.
Read the signs - Sounds like good advice to me.
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Oh dear, another sanctimonious holier than thou type. The OP asked for advice, not judgemental crap.
No someone who has driven in Edinburgh for many years.
Cameras,new
Greenways and associated rules,over 20 years old.
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It's started in Glasgow, too.
''apply within''
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As a bus driver of many years - admittedly not up in Scotland - the most annoying thing is drivers intentionally thinking that they can just suddenly shoot in front of a bus driver often with a full standing load and suddenly stop, thereby endangering all in the bus. These drivers say that bus lanes are for all who need to use them in an emergency. Well the 100+ times it happened to me, the car drivers could have pulled in behind my bus and still stopped without causing me to brake suddenly and causing umpteam passengers to fall over. One of which was serious enough to call medics out and have to go to hospital. The child went flying down the bus and hit hard metal pole. So next time tell your child to think about that possible scenario! Oh and by the way if you are caught and decide to fight fine can be 1000 last time I checked. Could be higher in Bonny Scotland.
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http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/buslaneenforcement


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We have erected bus lane cameras at ten problem sites in the city. Large temporary yellow signs will tell you when the bus lane cameras begin operating near these locations. Permanent signs have also been put up in advance of these locations.
so not really easy to miss..

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What I find difficult is the small print on the sings advising what times bus lanes are restricted to a.n.other road users.
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What I find difficult is the small print on the sings advising what times bus lanes are restricted to a.n.other road users.
small print?



If in doubt,stay out of the bus lane
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When can you enter a bus lane? Turning left Into side street? To zoom up when everyone is turning right and I'm going left? To go round a car indicating right?
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When can you enter a bus lane? Turning left Into side street? To zoom up when everyone is turning right and I'm going left? To go round a car indicating right?
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You may also cross Greenways to turn into side streets, driveways, car parks or a parking place.
you can enter to pass through as the above.
you can't simply decide you aren't waiting and will drive up the bus lane.
thats why they had to fit cameras and folks are crying now.
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