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Weedon Road bus lane officially changed to morning rush hour enforcement

Buses and transport

14 April 2022

Bus lane on a road

After the 24-hour bus lane camera in Weedon Road, St James was switched off in December 2021, a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has now been passed changing its operational hours to the morning rush hour.

Motorists can now only be fined if they use the bus lane between the hours of 7:30am and 9:30am, Monday to Saturday.

Cllr Phil Larratt, West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet Member for environment, transport, highways and waste, said: "We need to make sure the way is clear for public transport, now more than ever.

"But I think it is a sign of strength that this council was able to listen, admit something wasn’t quite right, and make changes accordingly."

The new TRO follows a public consultation on the scheme last autumn which received a total of 2,752 responses from residents, businesses, and local organisations.

The feedback received showed that half of all respondents were in favour of the Weedon Road/St James’ Road bus lane continuing to be enforced to some degree, but nearly two-thirds of those thought it should be limited to morning peak times.

Motorist are reminded they must inform DVLA if they change address, failure to do so could mean they do not receive or respond to enforcement correspondence, which in turn could lead to instructions being issued to collection agents / bailiffs.

Anyone who feels they received a fine unfairly should make use of the appeals procedure promptly.

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