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Nov 11

Posts: 1

84tony says:

bikes in bus lanes

hi, newbie to the forum but not bikes. 20+yrs. 

on my way to work i use the bus lanes. (legally) on monday i recieved  a penalty charge for using a bus lane illegally. the case for the defence is as follows. if i enter a bus lane half way down, between two stationery vehicles as i did, i have no way of knowing wether i can use it or not until i reach the first blue exemption sign, by which time the penalty is already on its way. d'ya think there is an argument there. thats my first newbie post over. thanks for taking the time to read it. 

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Jul 11

Posts: 244

MakemRider says:

Bus Lane

Unfortunatley I think you were in the wrong.

A bus lane is for busses and operates 24/7 unless signed to the contary. Qutie often cyclists & taxis are allowed to use them, sometimes motorbikes are allowed, some are classed as 'no car' lanes basically anything (vans etc.) other than a car are allowed. Then there are part time lanes (usually operate 7am to 7pm mon to sat) where outside these hours they are normal lanes and SHOULD be used as such

It is your responsibility to check the signs prior to using them and you should work on the principle that they are for busses only UNLESS YOU KNOW FOR CERTAIN you are allowed in.

Sorry but, pay the penalty & learn the lesson.

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