More than 92,000 fines have been sent out to Bradford drivers caught in bus lanes in the last two and a half years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Bradford Telegraph and Argus report:

New figures show that Bradford Council has received £2.3 million in paid fines over two and a half years since switching on cameras to catch motorists who misuse bus lanes.

The data, released to the Telegraph & Argus under Freedom of Information rules, shows that from April, 2010, a total of 92,923 fines have been sent out. This equates to 700 fines and £17,000 in income a week to the authority.

Cameras at 11 key locations across the district continue to catch out drivers who flout the rules which allow buses, hackney cabs and cycles to use the lanes in a bid to cut traffic congestion.

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