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Notices issued for those flouting traffic enforcement

15 March 2024

Buses Only Lane Hermitage Way South

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is in the process of issuing over 1300 warning notices to drivers who have not adhered to regulations at Hermitage Way, Wootton and Fishponds Road junction after enforcement cameras went live on 16 February.

Right turns are not allowed from Fishponds Road into Great Billing Way and Hermitage Way is a bus only route which is routinely used by other motorists.

The measures have been put in place to address road safety concerns, and prohibit vehicles from using the bus route as a short cut.

To date, at Fishponds Road: 1192 Warning Notices have been distributed and 17 Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) issued. Whereas at Hermitage Way 123 Warning Notices have been given to drivers, and 1 PCN has been issued.

“These new measures aren’t about ‘punishing’ drivers at all but helping them by trying to ease congestion keep our roads safe and keep the traffic and bus flowing in our town. We know some people have expressed concerns about them, but many more also support what we are doing and we have received requests to look at introducing these measures in other areas of West Northamptonshire. We want people to know where this enforcement is taking place and to be aware of the rules of the road in these areas so that they don’t fall foul of the law and help us to keep traffic moving.”Cllr Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste
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