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‘Premeditated cash cow!’ UK bus lane camera issues 30,000 fines to drivers in one spot


The road in question, Askew Road, has seen more bus lane fines given out to drivers than any other across Tyne and Wear, County Durham, and Northumberland. A total of 29,895 charges were issued from the town centre spot between April 2021 and March 2022.

This equates to almost £1.8million worth of £60 notices.

Luckily for drivers, Gateshead Council put a complete hold on fines on Askew Road between October and January while the street was being redesigned.

Otherwise, the number of fines could have been significantly higher.

Gateshead Council’s service director for highways and waste, Marc Morley, said the authority was “as fair as possible” in its operation of the controversial Askew Road camera.

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Quarryheads Lane, Durham – 28,810

Tyne Bridge Slip Road, Newcastle – 11,362

South Shore Road, Gateshead – 11,278

Edinburgh Road, Jarrow – 6,535

Laverock Hall Road, Blyth – 5,912

North Road, Durham – 3,052

High Level Bridge, Newcastle – 2,973

High Flatworth, North Shields (southbound) – 2,324

John Dobson Street, Newcastle (southbound) – 2,272



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