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Edinburgh spy cameras catch out 5,000 motorists

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Over 5,000 motorists have been caught driving illegally in bus lanes in Edinburgh since new spy cameras were installed.

Some 1,061 vehicles were discovered to be flouting the rules on the first day of the technology being used (April 23rd) and it means Edinburgh Council could be set to receive around £300,000.

It is thought a similar number were caught throughout the first week as drivers tried to get used to the new regulations.

Gordon Mackenzie, transport leader at the local authority, said: "When these fines start landing on people's doorsteps, I think there will be a big change in behaviour."

According to the council, there will be a number of benefits for people, such as improving the bus service, enhancing the environment and heightening safety for cyclists.

It means the £297,000 cost associated with installing the technology has already been recouped and any additional fines can go towards the yearly operating costs of £116,000.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801356161-ADNFCR


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