More than 30,000 drivers have been caught driving in bus lanes in Plymouth in the last six months a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Plymouth Herald report: 

DRIVERS who stray into bus lanes have been fined more than £850,000 in the last six months, new figures show.

A total of 33,715 penalty notices – 187 per day – have been handed to motorists since the city’s six cameras were switched on in August last year.

The cameras have brought the council £851,000 in fines – £200,000 of which came in the last month alone.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.