Bus lane camera generates £1m in driver fines

RAC describe the volume of fines as 'worrying'

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Bus lane camera generates £1m in driver fines

A bus lane camera as generated almost £1 million in fines in six months.

The camera, on New Street in West Bromwich, was introduced by Sandwell Council in December.

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It has since issued 48,755 penalty charges to drivers caught using the lane.

According to a report by the BBC, the RAC described the volume of fines as a "significant worry", suggesting the camera is already one of England's most lucrative.

Spokesperson Pete Williams said: "I think alarm bells have to ring when you start getting such a high volume of fines.

"Most motorists do not set out to break the law."

The camera has raised £944,832, amounting to 270 penalties a day, or one every six minutes.


Sandwell's cabinet member for highways and environment, David Hosell, said:

"Any money that is made from the camera is put into highways projects and safety schemes.

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