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entering a bus lane to park in a parking bay (same council) - pulled into bus lane parallel parked - paid parking ticket - as did everyone else on Chiswick High Road - no other way to park unless you drive along pavement or have helicopter.
Then received a penalty notice for driving in a bus lane - it is impossible to park without crossing into the bus lane.
So a little confused - why does the council have parking bays and entice you into them- have meters that you pay and prove you parked there - then fine you for driving into them
No - as demonstrate by three photographs
only to park
"we sent you a Penalty Charge Notice because our camera evidence shows your vehicle in a bus lane at a time when only buses are allowed there"
This was their response
I am copying it and will forward it to you in confidence
is this communication - public?
their response was as follows;
Thank you for writing to us regarding the above Penalty Charge Notice.
We have carefully considered what you say but we have decided not to cancel your Penalty Charge Notice.
We sent you a Penalty Charge Notice because our camera evidence shows your vehicle in a bus lane at a time when only buses are allowed there.
At the start of bus lanes (and often along their length) are signs showing when the ‘buses only’ rule is in force. If the sign says ‘at any time’, or shows no times, the rule is in force 24 hours a day. If no days are shown, the rule is in force seven days a week. When the rule is not in force, you may drive in the bus lane.
When the bus lane rules are in force, crossing the white line into a bus lane – even for a short distance – is not allowed. The purpose of this is to keep the whole width and length of the bus lane free so that buses can have faster, safer journeys.