Motorists in Glasgow have spoken of their shock and anger after being fined for driving in a bus lane, despite being directed to do so by Great Scottish Run officials.
Almost 700 £30 fines were issued during the charity run in 2012, as the city's traffic enforcement cameras snapped a barrage of motorists. According to a Freedom of Information request, £20,550 was generated from bus lane fines in that day.
Nigel Cameron, 35, told The Mirror: "A steward was directing traffic into the bus lane so everyone was going that way.
"A couple of weeks later I received the charge notice from the council."
He refused to settle the £30 fine – that doubles to £60 if it is not paid within 14 days – and instead opted to appeal.
"I appealed but it was rejected. After speaking to a colleague they suggested submitting a freedom of information request," Mr Cameron told The Mirror.
"The results were alarming and the amount of money taken in by the council on that one day was over £20,000 due to someone directing traffic down the bus lane.
"I eventually won my appeal but what about the other motorists who had enforcements that day?"
A city council statement told The Mirror: "The adjudicator stated the circumstances of this case are unique."