London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – Being in a Bus Lane

SITUATION

The appellant drove in a bus lane, when turning out from a petrol station.


The appellant turned right into a road when coming out of a petrol station. When turning into the road of two lanes, they turned and carried on in a bus lane.

The appellant argued that the bus lane signage was located several feet before the petrol station exit, and was not visible at the point of turning.


WHY WAS IT ALLOWED?

The CCTV footage clearly showed the vehicle entering the bus lane when turning. The bus lane had clear road markings at the time.

The adjudicator was satisfied that the road markings made it clear there was indeed, a bus lane at that location.

However, the times of operation of the bus lane was not clearly communicated to the appellant, who emerged from the petrol station.

Therefore the contravention did not occur.