Figures recently published have revealed that motorists within the UK are paying a combined £135 million a year, due to being caught committing road traffic offences, by cameras in box junctions and bus lanes.
According to the latest figures, there has been a 20 percent increase over the last year in the number of drivers penalised after being caught by such cameras; with those in London reportedly being hardest hit.
The figures suggest drivers in London were caught 850,000 times during 2012 / 2013 by cameras in bus lanes and box junctions; prompting motoring organisations to suggest that councils are targeting motorists to balance their budgets.
Figures were reported, after it was revealed that a van driver in London was handed a £512 fine, after being caught by a camera in a bus lane.
The camera caught the van driver driving in the bus lane, and subsequently issued a fine – however this has since been refunded, after images from the CCTV camera revealed that the driver only drove in the bus lane, as he moved aside to let five police bikes pass.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed the amount raised by cameras in bus lanes and box junctions; very few of the fines issued are quashed. However, for those drivers who have received such a fine, our road traffic solicitors in Leeds can assist.
Our road traffic solicitors are experienced in handling a range of motoring offence clients; and we are committed to helping our clients by providing specialist advice and representation, with the aim of defending and preserving a licence, wherever possible.
Find out how we can help you, by contact us today.