Nice work from the Belfast Telegraph (and another good reason for moving the Open Government agenda further down the road), who discovered that one traffic camera in Belfast has raised £1million in bus lane fines alone…
Situated at Donegall Square East, it is responsible for 18,000 penalties being issued to city centre commuters in just 15 months. On an average day the bus lane will raise around £2,700.
It comes as new figures reveal the number of vehicles caught driving in the lanes has passed the 50,000 mark. In total, the cameras have generated more than £2.7m since last June.
A smart investment surely? But if they don’t share the news, then they’re not likely to change generaal behaviours.
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