New Edinburgh bus lane camera will cost drivers who flout rules £60

A new bus lane camera in the capital has been unveiled in a bid to crack down on problem drivers.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 7:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 7:40 pm

The City of Edinburgh Council say the camera on Liberton Road between Gilmerton Road and Lady Road will improve journey times for buses.

Warning notices are already being issued to those who don't comply with the rules. From December 9 fines will be issued as well.

Drivers who use dedicated bus lanes as a shortcut during restricted hours face fines of £60.

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It comes after another camera went live at Calder Road, between Saughton Road and Stevenson Drive.

Although these is no change to the layout or operational times of the bus lanes, warning signs are in place to alert drivers to the cameras.

When can you use a bus lane?

All vehicles can use bus lanes outside peak times - from 9.30am to 4pm and 6.30pm to 7.30am Monday to Friday as well as all day Saturday and Sunday.

The new camera will catch drivers who flout bus lane rules.

Motorcycles can use bus lanes during peak hours.

However there dedicated 24 hour bus lanes at Johnston Terrace, Bread Street, Inglis Green Road and Ocean Terminal which are always active.