My point is this:- There are 3 lanes, 1 lane is dedicated parking bays, next to this is lane 2 which is a bus lane operating 24 hours, 7 days a week, next to this is lane three which is the traffic lane. It follows that it is impossible to enter a parking bay without crossing into the bus lane, it follows that it is not possible to leave the parking bay without crossing the bus lane. I left the parking bay and crossed the bus lane in less than 5 secs, only to enter the traffic lane, how can the council put parking bays in such a place that motorists have to enter a bus lane to gain access or leave the parking bay. it is illogical and
Sorry I meant to send you the photo evidence, please find attached.
The reason given by the council was that I travelled along the bus lane for a considerable distance but the photo evidence shows no more than 5 secs, all of the time leaving the bus lane not driving along it.
Thanks - but is there any set distance laid down in law to travel from a parking bay into and out of a bus lane? The distance travelled roughly equates to the length of 4 parking bays and always into the direction of the correct lane in a smooth and safe operation.
There was no moving traffic as you can see but had there been and a vehicle had stopped to let me in the result would be more or less the same as I would need to join the flow of traffic in a safe and orderly manner, so why can I not use the "natural justice challenge" anyway? Bet your glad you got involved in this one!
Ok Thanks anyway, it seems that the only way to exit a bus lane is at 90 degrees to the lane although technically you are still in the bus lane when you exit, seems like a licence for the council to print money at the motorists expense to me but I will still try my luck with the Adjudicator as I feel that the PCN was over zealous and presented without due diligence to the facts.