I have got a parking ticket for driving in the bus lane. However before I entered the lane I read the sign to mean that outside certain hours for example 10.01 til 1559 You can use the bus lanes. It was blue rectangular sign and it had times on it. 7- 10 and 4-7 and another time which I cannot recall. I took the sign to mean that between the hours of 7 - 10 you could not use the lane but all other times you could. Please can you tell me what the rule is. My ticket is £130. and I would like to appeal. Another route that I use has 2 lanes. The left being the bus lanes. This has the same sign but it also has another sign stating to use both lanes. The lane that I got the ticket for did not have the sign that said you could use both lanes only the times on the blue rectangular information road sign. Please can you help.
Province/Country relating to question : greenford
I have spent hours on the internet trying to decifer rule 141 of the highway code. I have called a driving test instructor whom was no help and now im asking you.
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I would like to know why I have a ticket for driving on the bus lane at 10,54am.
Well, obviously I am not going to be able to tell you what was in the mind of the issuing authority.I can tell how to appeal?
Yes, it will be camera generated. Bus lane fines always are.Obviously I haven't seen the signs but it is almost certain that they will have the meaning that you gave them. During the hours quoted, the bus lane is operative. Outside of those hours it is not.There are two possibilities. The first is that the camera taking the shot of you had not been reset after the clocks went back. That does regularly happen with fixed devices. However, its still worth appealing because their evidence is that you entered the bus lane at a time when doing so was not prohibited. Although they could amend their evidence, the Councils very rarely do.The second is most likely and its just that the fine generation was automated and nobody has noticed the time upon it. This does regularly happen. Cameras are always taking shots of contraventions outside of the hours of operation.You need to use the appeals process though. You can write to the council and appeal informally. The procedure is on the back of the fine. If that fails, appeal formally to the council using the notice of to owner. If that fails you will get a notice of rejection of representations including forms upon how to appeal to the Adjudicator. Its very unlikely to get that far though.Hope this helps. Please rate my answer OK SERVICE or above and then I will continue with this for free.
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