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New Lode Lane Camera Traffic Enforcements

Solihull Council has introduced new traffic enforcement regulations on Lode Lane which are designed to improve traffic flow and make faster public transport journey times into Solihull town centre.

The enforcements, which began on Monday 25 September, involve using bus lane traffic management cameras to ensure the bus lanes are used for public transport and not abused by other vehicles.

The bus lanes are clearly signposted and state that pedal bikes, motorcycles and Hackney Carriages will be allowed to use the bus lane on Lode Lane. Private hire taxis cannot use any of the bus lanes. Only pedal bikes will be able to use the short section leading from Lode Lane to Warwick Road.

Councillor Ted Richards OBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said “I hope the introduction of these traffic enforcements will ease congestion and pollution in the town centre as well as encourage more people to use public transport. These new regulations have also been developed to help make the roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists which continues to be a priority.”

During the first 14 days of the new rules coming into force, offenders will be issued a warning notice. From Monday 9 October, fines of £60 will be issued to offending motorists. Fines can be reduced to £30 if it is paid within 14 days of the ticket being issued. Any income received will be reinvested into the scheme or used to fund other Council traffic or road safety projects. 

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