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That bus lane camera (Stansted Road)
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baggydave


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24-02-2008 08:55 AM

BD was amongst the many of us caught turning left into Brockley Rise and getting a (then) ?80 fine. Now you all know how he supports bus lane controls, but thought this was rather excessive (light traffic on a Saturday lunch time, no buses, actually moving into the left hand lane at the approriate time (but 3 cm to early), no need for 7 - 7 bus lanes here etc). Rather than rant he thougth he'd use official means to address this, in part stirred up as there is a rumour that the bus lane camera had been repositioned being the reported third most 'successful' in London.

After some dialogue with TfL, the Local Authority Ombudsman he was left with one alternative, a Freedom of Information Request. Whilst he did not get the outcome he wanted (he still believes that this should have been a warning as a 'near miss' -yes it does exist) he was actually impressed with TfL's handling of the FOI request.

Anyway dear reader, the facts are:

The Camera has not been repositioned

2005 10,741 PCNs (5.9% of London total)
2006 4847 (4.7 %)
2007 (4.9%)

Interesting the number of penalty notices have significantly reduced both here and across London, but that Stansted road is still at around 5% of all PCNs very high.

They also attached detailed criteria on when PCNs are issued - not worth including here but notable to say this includes 'did the driver gain an unfair advantage' which BD and certainly most of the good denizens he knows of who were caught, did not.

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That bus lane camera (Stansted Road) - baggydave - 24-02-2008 08:55 AM

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