Hull drivers urged to use bus lanes when restrictions not in place

Published: Monday 23rd November 2015 by Tom Drinkall

Comments (3)

Drivers in Hull are being urged to use the bus lanes when they are not in operation.

Hull City Council revealed that overcautious motorists are contributing to traffic jams because they are not using bus lanes when allowed to ease congestion in the city.

Councillor Martin Mancey revealed that 60 people are being caught using the bus lanes at incorrect times every day, even though restrictions are in place for less than three hours a day.

He said: “It’s quite clear that many motorists do not understand or do not read the signs.

“So when the bus lanes are not in operation there seems to be a reluctance to drive in them, despite the fact the timings when they are in operation are very clear.”

Bus lane routes into the city centre are in operation from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 9.30am, and between 4pm and 6.30pm for routes out of the city centre.

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Published: Monday 23rd November 2015 by Tom Drinkall

Comments (3)
  • lagrangia

    So Hull City Council have succeeded in creating a totally unnecessary but predictable problem. In harrying motorists out of bus lanes with penal fines and threats, it does not take a Nobel Prize winner to realise that many people once bitten are twice shy.

    Rather than take ANY risks ( as befits a notoriously risk averse culture!) the simple option is to avoid bus lanes altogether. Or, perhaps, this is a silent protest to ensure that the bus lane fines can be made to boomerang back on their instigators.

    People who seek to impose arbitrary fines and coercions on a largely helpless public must be made to learn that, as in all countries occupied by overbearing authorities, their subjects will find means of passive resistance.

    There are few greater delights than watching hyper-regulatory and self-righteous regimes achieve the opposite of what was intended.
    Long Live the “Imp of Perversity”. Edgar Allan Poe described this Imp well in his story, “The Black Cat” – but I doubt if our worthy rulers read him!
    All perfectly predictable- except by our genius rulers..

    Sit back and enjoy the contortions of our would-be descendants of Cromwell.

    • ken

      Whoa, calm down, just read the signs, and use your common sense.

  • John E Pallister BA

    This is fine asking drivers to do this, but it isn’t always possible to use this lane due to the number of cars/taxis parked in them, especially on Beverley Road.

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