The following is a statement from Cllr Tahir Ali, Cabinet Member for Development, Transport and the Economy, on the reactivation of bus lane enforcement cameras, which took place on 1 July 2014.
Cllr Ali said: “In my update report to the Birmingham Economy and Transport Scrutiny Committee earlier today (11 July 2014), I confirmed that all the bus lane enforcement cameras across the city centre were reactivated on 1 July 2014.
“In February 2014, following tribunal hearings into a number of penalty charge notices issued between late 2013 and early 2014, an independent adjudicator considered that signage at three sites in the city centre may have contributed to some motorists lack of certainty about these particular bus lanes.
“Over the past few months, additional and enhanced signage has been put in place around Moor Street, Priory Queensway and St Martin's Queensway to further highlight the bus lane restrictions.
“We have noticed that fewer motorists are encroaching on bus lanes, so hopefully the message is now clear. Consequently, the decision was taken to reinstate bus lane enforcement across the city centre from 1 July 2014.”