Should bus drivers perhaps be fined for not using their dedicated lanes?
I was in my car on the road outside Sainsbury's in Belgrave Road, by the flyover, heading into town.
This stretch of road has a bus lane, on the left. I was in the right-hand lane, waiting for the lights to change, so I could move forward and move into the left-hand lane, once I had cleared the bus lane. As I waited, a bus came up behind me and the driver sounded his hooter.
He wanted me to move into the bus lane so that he could get by in the right-hand lane.
Having read in the Mercury over the past few weeks about car drivers being fined for using bus lanes, it somewhat beggars belief that a bus driver should expect a car driver to use the bus lane so that the bus could get by.
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It was a Leicester City bus and I felt very tempted to get out and ask the driver why he wasn't using the empty bus lane. However, the lights were changing so I drove off rather than cause a delay.
Is this a one-off or has it happened to other drivers? Should bus drivers be fined for not using bus lanes?
Kay Gibson, Houghton on the Hill.