September 8, 2011
One of Britain’s most lucrative road traffic cameras has issued £600,000 of fines in less than a month, it has been revealed.
Astonishingly 10,000 drivers have been caught using a bus lane in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, a number which equals around an eighth of the total population of the town.
Currently it is raking in a staggering £16,000 per day but local MP Mike Penning says the reason for this is that the warning signs close to it are far too small and the lane should be painted red.
Hertfordshire County Council, who installed it at the beginning of August, is refusing to suspend its enforcement despite Mr Penning being ‘inundated’ with letters from angry constituents.