MOTORISTS could be fined £60 if caught in the controversial A4 bus and cycle lanes as new cameras are installed.

From today (May 10), the cameras will go live to deter drivers from entering the experimental bus lanes on Bath Road during the prohibited hours.

The bus and cycle lanes restrictions are between Monday to Friday, 7am and 10am and again in the afternoon between 3pm and 7pm.

Motorists caught by the cameras within the first two weeks will only be issued a warning notice in the post informing them they have contravened the bus lane restriction.

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However, after May 24, penalty charge notices of £60, reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days, will be issued to registered car owners of the vehicles seen in the bus lanes by the camera.

Rulebreakers will be sent the penalty charge notice by post with a picture of the vehicle in the lane.

Anyone who wishes to contest the Penalty Charge Notice must submit a representation in writing by following the instructions on the notice.

During the restricted period the bus and cycle lanes can be shared with motorcyclists, taxis, Slough licensed private hire vehicles, and Neuron Mobility rental e-scooters along the route between Cippenham Lane and Sussex Place.

The A4 bus lanes were implemented last year as a result of a government-funded scheme, the emergency active travel fund, to encourage people to travel actively and sustainably whilst supporting social distancing measures.

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Since its introduction, residents have been calling for the “ill thought out” temporary bus lanes to be abolished as they have been causing gridlock and traffic mayhem during peak times.

Views on the traffic measure can be submitted at the consultation here The consultation has been extended until 31 August.

Feedback will be taken into account when the decision is taken as to the final scheme.

More information on the scheme and the technical information is available online under public notices here -