The BBC report:

Taunton motorists have paid more than £250,000 in fines over the past eight months for using two bus gates.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show between September 2012 and April 2013, 9,265 drivers were given £60 fixed penalty notices.

Nearly 7,000 paid promptly and had their fine reduced to £30. There were 1,450 appeals of which 169 were successful.

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