A bus lane enforcement camera installed at a roundabout near Mill Bank and South Walls in Stafford Town has caught almost 400 motorists in just two weeks.
The cameras were installed on November 12 to catch drivers who had routinely ignored no entry signs into the bus lane and taking illegal short-cuts.
Motorists who ignored the visual warnings and got snapped by the enforcement camera will be fined £60, which will be reduced to £30 if paid within 28 days.
Authorities hope fines would get the message across to those still flaunting the laws since the system went live. The main aim of the no entry is to protect pedestrians using the shops, bars and cafes in that part of the town centre.
The introduction of the enforcement camera has been well-publicised in advance and additional signs placed at either end of the bus lane.
The action came after cars, motorbikes and private hire taxis have been continuously ignoring road signs from the roundabout at the junction of Greengate Street and Mill Bank which should only be used by buses, Hackney cab taxis and cyclists.
The camera will also catch all vehicles travelling west along South Walls that ignore the ‘no entry’ signs at the junction with Greengate Walk and continue to the Greengate Street and Mill Bank roundabout.