Newcastle First Demands Refund of Fines at Controversial Bus Lane

Newcastle First Demands Refund of Fines at Controversial Bus Lane

Newcastle First campaigners are demanding that all motorists who have been fined for using the bus lane on John Dobson Street in the City Centre.

Newcastle First leader Jason Smith said: “Newcastle City Council has been entrapping motorists through bad signage and motorists should be refunded immediately.

“The Council was always planning to raise income by fleecing motorists who inadvertently enter a bus lane but we didn’t expect them to design bus lanes as a moneyspiner.
“If we control the council after the 2018 local elections, we will review all bus lanes across the city to make sure they are not creating excessive congestion, not being used to trap innocent motorists and make sure they are fit for purpose.”

 

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