Bus lanes

Bus lane enforcement

Bus lane enforcement ensures the free flow of traffic across the city. It is mainly used in areas where there is a traffic congestion issue or a problem with bus lane abuse. Both the police and the council have responsibility for enforcing the correct use of bus lanes in Hull.

Since June 2015, we have installed 14 automatic number plate recognition fixed cameras. They are in a number of bus lanes across the city. If incorrect use of a bus lane is detected, we will review the video of the incident to check for mitigating circumstances. We will assess if it is appropriate to issue a penalty charge notice. All bus lane penalty charge notices are sent to your DVLA registered address by first class post.

These cameras are in addition to the enforcement work already carried out by the police. In the event that both the police and the council take action against you for the same vehicle for the same set of circumstances, the council cease proceedings. This is so the police can continue their enforcement. You should notify the council of police action. Do this by completing the form sent to you with your penalty charge notice.

The legal authority to control bus lanes within Hull is contained within a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).