Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman, Carole Lattin, Rob Hanson & Helen Weston

Liberal Democrat Councillors for Elvet, Crossgate, Highgate, Sidegate, St Nicholas and Gilesgate Bank Learn more

North Road Cameras

by Elvet & Gilesgate Lib Dems on 23 March, 2020

After Lib Dem County Councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod urged action to stop drivers illegally entering North Road, Durham County Council placed a mobile bus lane camera there.

We can now announce that the camera has made nearly £42,000 in fines after catching almost 1,400 motorists in just two months.

A total of 1,395 fixed penalty notices were issued to drivers since December.

Cllr David Freeman said

“North Road is a pedestrian friendly street with only busses and taxis allowed access during day time. That car drivers were entering the street when signs clearly tell them not to was having implications for road safety and a source of complaints.

“We hope consistent vehicle fines will stop drivers.

“The Council also now has additional money to spend on highways schemes, with the fines helping subsidise the Cathedral Bus service that links the railway station, principal city centre bus stops and the market place with the World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and Castle.

“The money will also help the Shopmobility scheme, which assists in the accessibility of Durham City for members of the public who have limited mobility.”

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