We are committed to improving bus passenger journey times and service reliability in order to increase the use of public transport and reduce traffic pollution and congestion. The misuse of bus lanes can severely impact on journey times and cause frustration to motorists who adhere to the regulations.
Bus lane enforcement uses a digital camera system that records vehicles illegally making use of the city's bus lanes.
A charge notice of £60 may be issued to the registered keeper of the vehicle.
Only buses, pedal cyclists, taxis, and licensed private hire cars can use the bus lane during its hours of operation.
The registered keeper of the vehicle can expect to receive a charge notice. It will contain details of the alleged contravention, details of the vehicle and three photographs that in the authority's opinion establish the contravention.
The charge is £60, however we will accept a reduced amount of £30 where we receive payment within 14 days of the date of issue. Details of how to pay are shown on the Notice.
There is a right of appeal. The regulations set out the grounds on which the registered keeper can make representations to us; these are listed on the charge notice.
All appeals against a charge notice must be in writing.
You can make representations against the Charge Notice within 28 days, beginning with the date of service. If you make representations out with this period then they may be rejected. We will send you a response. It will be either a "Notice of Acceptance" or a "Notice of Rejection."
If we reject your representation, you have the right to appeal to an independent adjudication body, namely the Scottish Parking Appeals Service. We will enclose the appropriate form to enable you to appeal to them with the "Notice of Rejection". If the Scottish Parking Appeals Service rejects your appeal, the amount payable will normally be the full £60.