Bus lane cameras will become operational from Monday 3 December 2012 at the Prestonfield bus gate.
To avoid any potential adverse publicity leading up to Christmas the two week period of warnings only will be extended until after the holidays, that is Monday 14 January 2013.
The Transport (
2001 gives local authorities the powers to enforce bus lanes using cameras.
The Jewel and Prestonfield bus gates were
converted to bus lanes so that the Council could use the legislation to better
enforce them. The Council considers taxis as 'an important component of the public transport
system, particularly for local access to long-distance public transport trips,
and for use by people with disabilities' and therefore permit taxis
to use bus lanes throughout the city. Previously
taxis were not allowed to use bus gates, now that the bus gates have now been
converted to bus lanes taxis are
now permitted to use the them. Scotland