Bus lane fines
ON DECEMBER 10 I received a bus lane penalty charge notice from Plymouth City Council. When going to Marks and Spencers just off Tavistock Road on November 30, I crossed over into the bus lane a short distance before the gap provided for this purpose. I have done this many times in the past without penalty, usually when there is a delay with traffic ongoing to Derriford roundabout.
In conversation with my sister she told me that her neighbour had been penalised for the same offence in the same place.
On December 17 my son's partner told me she had received a penalty notice for the same offence in the same place. The CCTV photo showed her to be even nearer to the entry than me when she crossed over. Her offence was on the same day as me but she received notice a week later. She also informed me that her friend also had been penalised for the same offence again in the same place.
I would be interested to know how many other Herald readers have been penalised for a similar offence.
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