If a bus lane (blue plate) warning sign restriction is laid out literally as "At any time"instead of being laid out as "At any time" is this a non-conformance with the signage requirements of the Traffic Regulations Act and General Directions 2002?
HiThank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer. I will try to help with this.-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Rephrasing my question or even re-presenting my question just now:-
One bus lane \9blue plate) warning sign contained restriction information displayed literally as "At
presented in a way that I believe may be a contravention of the signage requirements of the Traffic Regulations Act and General Directions 2002.
Is this a non-conformance to signage requirements?
Why do you think the words 'at any time' would be a contravention?
Sorry - these are follow-up questions to my original paid enquiry on 30 May 2012 concerning bus lane contraventions.
(i) the word "At" sent just now should have appeared directly above and central to the words "any time". The displayed message you received may not have been received like that for you to read as intended? Just want to know if the layout of these three words as described above is allowed?
I do not understand "press ACCEPT" above as there no ACCEPT?
Also, I have already paid a fee of 28GBP last Thursday and understand that follow-up queries related to the same basic problem are FREE??
Please could you clarify and answer my follow-up query on bus lane signage relating to bus lane contraventions?
Also, to challenge on two other related and relevant points:-
(ii) Are mixtures of restriction signs allowed in bus lanes, i.e. "At any time" under one plate and then further down a warning sign with no wording at all? Is this regarded as "inconsistent"? If so then this is a case for a defence surely? Please confirm.
(iii) Main reason for straying into a bus lane was to avoid an accident with a taxi cab that was impeding my driving by going extremely slow for no apparent reason (looking for a fare maybe?!!). I overtook to avoid an accident. Please comment.
You won't see the accept button until I answer so don't worry about that.1] I cannot see any reason why this would offend. Actually the regs are silent on the point but unless the signing actually contradicted earlier signers its difficult to see how this could offend. II] if you entered a bus lane with no authority to do so then there is no defence arising from the fact that you were looking for a fare. Obviously black cabs are entitled to enter bus lane but not an ordinary cab.
Sorry - I must explain to point (ii) above - I was not the taxi cab driver! My Ford Fiesta was being impeded by the taxi cab immediately in front of me in the centre (non-bus) lane causing me to avoid an accident by overtaking his cab.
In all due respect I think you may have misconstrued my point (ii) query?Please comment.
It wouldn;t make any difference. You are not entitled to be in a bus lane unless you are driving a black cab.
This is contrary to what I have learnt through a different website informing me that this may be a case for mitigating circumstances that permits temporary entry into a bus lane if it is solely to avoid an accident or collision?
To be wholly honest, I think I've really given you my view of this.
OK - I think I need to furnish you with the details and maybe you can compare or judge what is construed to be correct. Let me know if you wish to see this?
You can do that if you want to but whatever you say I'm not going to be able to tell you that you were entitled to be in a bus lane I'm afraid.Please press accept.
All due respects but why not - in your capacity as a barrister!
Sorry but I don't think I'm going to be able to add anything to this as I've given you my view.I will opt out for others.
OK - thank you for your advice given on this subject. Much appreciated even though it does not give me an avenue to extricate me from this PCN situation.
I can understand your opting out to other experts.
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Not really a constructive answer is it? Point (i) concerning the signage was not answered by the previous expert - concerning the layout of the wording of "At any time".
One sign has the word At above the other two words but the recognized layout is a string of words in one line. Please clarify.
Sorry, don't think I can add any more. This question has been answered. If you want us to say that the wording isnt laid out properly you will get off this, then we cant and the chances are that you will not get off
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