Drivers warned of fines as more bus lane enforcement cameras are switched on across Birmingham

Drivers are being warned to stay out of bus lanes as the latest enforcement cameras are turned on across Birmingham.

A number of roads are to be monitored from September 4th, with motorists caught in the lanes facing a warning letter. The full switch on comes on October 2nd, after which drivers will be hit with a £60 fixed penalty charge.

Cameras will be installed on:

  • The B4128 in Bordesley Green
  • A5127 and A38 Lichfield Road and Tyburn Road
  • A441 Pershore Road.

A mobile camera van wil alsol be active on Broad Street, Hagley Road West, Birchfield Road and Coventry Road.

Councillor Stewart Stacey, Cabinet member for transport and roads at Birmingham City Council, said: “This is about keeping the city moving and selfish motorists who illegally travel in bus lanes have a serious impact on journey times for bus and taxi passengers and further exacerbate the city’s congestion problems. This, in turn, has an adverse impact on the environment.

“This isn’t about trying to catch people out. I want everyone to know exactly where these cameras are so that they keep out of the bus lanes, rather than having to pay a fine.

“Even if we don’t collect a single penny, the scheme will still be a success because it will mean people have heeded our message and are obeying the law. However, any fines that are collected can only be spent on transport projects.

“The message really couldn’t be simpler – cross the line, pay the fine.”

Further information, including details of existing camera locations, is available online.

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