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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? 14:13 - Dec 11 with 1030 viewsGeoffSentence

I know that they are generally pretty tough on bus lane abuse and will send off fines for entering one. Does this apply in the wee small hours when there are no buses running.

I inadvertantly drove into one at 3:30am the other day and am expecting something through the door any day now, but what I my chances of getting away with it?

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 14:27 - Dec 11 with 1001 viewswerringtonblue

I needed to find a hotel in the middle of Colchester last year. Had no idea how to find the place so relied on Sat Nav which took me down a bus lane which I didn't even notice at the time. I got a fine - from memory £60, reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days..... sorry to say, I expect your wallet to be lighter soon

Edit: tough at 3.30 am, I don't know if lanes are only restricted at certain times - hope you are OK - you were not exactly stopping busses running
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 14:33 - Dec 11 with 983 viewssotd78

Nayland Road?

My wife got a PCN for straying ten metres into one before she realised what she'd done.

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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 15:33 - Dec 11 with 942 viewsitfcjoe

My mate's wife got a fine on the one at the bottom of North Hill - this was around lunch time

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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 15:47 - Dec 11 with 911 viewsGeoffSentence

Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 15:33 - Dec 11 by itfcjoe

My mate's wife got a fine on the one at the bottom of North Hill - this was around lunch time


Pretty much where I was , Middlebrough I think it was. It is a while since I have taken that route and I just drove the way I used to not realising that sometime in the intervening years they have made it a bus lane.

I am braced for a fine, but clinging on to the faint hope that they will see common sense and that at that time of night it wouldn't hinder the buses in anyway, since there were none running.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 20:17 - Jan 21 with 701 viewsGeoffSentence

I haven't had anything through the post, so I am guessing that my bus lane transgression has gone unpunished.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 20:57 - Jan 21 with 652 viewsbadadski

Yeah super stringent and the cameras are in weird places.
Was it the one coming off the round about, close to train station? If so the camera is in the hardwore superstore, cant remember if its a wickes or screwfix but either way i got caught by that.

Only £30 mind you, i was half a sleep and went down the lane by mistake, i even realised and turned around in the road and came back out the way i came but couldn't be bothered to contest for the sake of £30.
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 10:35 - Jan 22 with 524 viewsGeoffSentence

Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 20:57 - Jan 21 by badadski

Yeah super stringent and the cameras are in weird places.
Was it the one coming off the round about, close to train station? If so the camera is in the hardwore superstore, cant remember if its a wickes or screwfix but either way i got caught by that.

Only £30 mind you, i was half a sleep and went down the lane by mistake, i even realised and turned around in the road and came back out the way i came but couldn't be bothered to contest for the sake of £30.


That was the one, but it looks like the fact it was 3:30 in the morning saved my £30 worth of bacon as it has been over a month and I have not had a fine.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 11:27 - Jan 22 with 497 viewsbadadski

Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 10:35 - Jan 22 by GeoffSentence

That was the one, but it looks like the fact it was 3:30 in the morning saved my £30 worth of bacon as it has been over a month and I have not had a fine.


Yeah mine was pretty quick from recollection, within 2 weeks after when it happened. Like you say, the time probably saved you as a lot of them only enforce during busier times.
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 12:12 - Jan 22 with 441 viewsflimflam

I believe but may be incorrect that certain hours you are allowed to use bus lanes, in fact it is encouraged to allow traffic to flow.

No idea what hours but guess it varies from place to place.

Not in Colchester so it seems
https://www.essexhighways.org/highway-schemes-and-developments/completed-schemes
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 12:52 - Jan 22 with 394 viewsGeoffSentence

Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 12:12 - Jan 22 by flimflam

I believe but may be incorrect that certain hours you are allowed to use bus lanes, in fact it is encouraged to allow traffic to flow.

No idea what hours but guess it varies from place to place.

Not in Colchester so it seems
https://www.essexhighways.org/highway-schemes-and-developments/completed-schemes
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According to that I should have received a fine as the lanes are in use 24 hours a day.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 15:50 - Jan 22 with 328 viewsflimflam

Any Colchester folk on here know how stringent they are with bus lanes? on 12:52 - Jan 22 by GeoffSentence

According to that I should have received a fine as the lanes are in use 24 hours a day.


It does appear so. May of dodged a bullet there then.

I know most bus lanes are only restricted between certain hours but seem to be different hours from town to town.
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