Half of bus lane fine appeals successful

Dozens of appeals were granted in the last year. Pic: Neil Hanna

Dozens of appeals were granted in the last year. Pic: Neil Hanna

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Half of the motorists who appealed against city bus lane fines last year were successful, it has emerged.

Of the 109 Edinburgh appeals submitted to the Scottish Parking Appeals Service, 56 were granted.

Motorists can take their case to the national body if their fines are upheld by the local authority.

Across the country, more than 100 cases were either upheld or granted as “no contest”.

Record numbers of drivers are being hit by penalties for driving in bus lanes across the country, with fines of more than £10million issues last year.

Edinburgh’s eight bus lane cameras issued 25,882 fines in 2014.