The rage of a lorry driver who was charged for using the bus lane to avoid a broken-down automobile.
A LORRY DRIVER was fined for briefly utilizing the bus lane in order to avoid a broken-down car on the road.
After getting the £60 penalty fee letter, Paul Stevenson dubbed bus lanes a “money-making scam.” He claims he had no choice but to use the lane because another HGV ahead of him on the dual-carriageway in central Hull had broken down.
In Witham, there was a broken down lorry in the single carriageway, so I pulled out into the bus lane to avoid passing it.
“In Witham, there was a broken down lorry in the single carriageway, so I pulled out onto the bus lane so I couldn’t get past it,” Paul explained to Hull Live.
“As a professional driver, I wanted to pull over to warn other road users behind me that there was a hazard on the road ahead.
“They fined me and stated they spotted on the CCTV that a car behind me didn’t have to pull in, therefore there was no reason for me to.”
“How can they not see that I am 33 feet longer and three feet broader than a car, and that by pulling out, I was giving other drivers a heads-up about what was coming?”
Paul has written to Hull City Council twice to contest the fine, but they have insisted that he pay the £60.
“I am disputing this and I am not paying anything,” the HGV driver from Sproatley, East Yorkshire, added. I don’t believe I should be required to. I was using my head to avoid colliding with a hazard in the road.
“If I hadn’t pulled over, there might have been an accident, or I would have caused traffic gridlock by not getting out of the way.”
Paul, the owner of Plantmove Hull Limited, has asked the Labour-controlled council to reconsider its bus lane regulations.
Since July 2020, cars in the city have been prohibited from driving in bus lanes from 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., ostensibly to help bicycles feel safer on the road.
“These lanes are essentially a money-making racket,” Paul added. I drive around the city all day and see approximately six bicycles every day, no joke.
“I no longer work on Fridays after dinner; it’s not worth it.” “Brinkwire Summary News.” My customers pay me.