Posted: Sat 25th Mar 2017

February’s Figures For The Moving Traffic Offences Scheme Have Been Revealed

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 25th, 2017

The number of people caught driving illegally in bus lanes has reduced from 5, 988 Penalty Notices in January to 5,668 in February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The number of people caught stopping illegally in yellow box junctions or taking banned turns has increased from 6,158 Penalty Notices in January to 6,722 in February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The number or people caught stopping on zig zag lines or parking in bus stops has declined from 350 Penalty Notices in January to 202 in February. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Matt Wakelam, Operational Manager for Infrastructure and Operations and manages the scheme, said: “These cameras are being used to keep Cardiff moving and the locations where the cameras have been put have been widely publicised. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Since January this year – we have been enforcing banned turns and in February 6,576 Penalty Notices were issued for this breach. This has slightly reduced from January when 5,953 people were caught for this offence. Taking banned turns is dangerous and puts other motorists at risk. This isn’t acceptable and we will continue to enforce against those who flout the law. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Ensuring that private cars don’t drive down bus lanes is very important, so buses have a dedicated lane to transport their passengers. As the scheme continues to develop, we intend to enforce every bus lane in the city. “ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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