Cars in bus lanes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Wester, 4 Nov 2017.

  1. Wester

    Wester Über Member

    On my commute to and from work in London I have noticed cars travelling in a bus lane but only on Friday

    Anybody know anymore
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    What do the signs say?
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Check the blue signs for what times and days they are restricted for normal traffic rather then just buses and taxis.
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  4. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    shhhh. don't let folks in on the secret. I have an easy left turn out of a T into a "bus lane"
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  5. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Reminds me last time when i had to up to the pharmacy to collect my prescription. That one the way back a car driver just decided to randomly brake (For no reason) which was in a bus stop.
    I've never had a car in the bus lane (unless it was a taxi) but around here there's so many L Students on motorbikes that always overtake cyclists very closely. I know a motorbike is different then a car but isn't the rule the same for any veichle? (that's what annoys me the most about bus lanes)
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    It could just be that people risk it on Fridays because the traffic in London is usually appalling after 1pm. By and large, motorists tend to stay out of bus lanes here. The chances of being nicked are very high due to all the roadside and bus cameras.
  7. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    SE London
    Quite right @slowmotion. I'm surprised how most cars avoid the bus lane outside its designated hours.

    A godsend for the cyclist.
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  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    They're Freemasons, they're permitted to use the politburo lane.
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  9. sleuthey

    sleuthey Über Member

    Unless your Noel Edmonds who bought an old Black Cab and drove it around the Bristol Bus-lanes (where licenced taxis are allowed) so that he could make a point about the congested state of Bristols roads.
  10. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    Are you a baby alpaca talking? :tongue:
  11. sleuthey

    sleuthey Über Member

    Nope, just repeating what the BBC said here, although I do look a bit like one.
  12. Randombiker9

    Randombiker9 Well-Known Member

    What's a alpaca got to do with that?
  13. dhd.evans

    dhd.evans Über Member

    And this is how i got to spend the day in maxillofacial surgery whilst the kind doctors put my face back together. Car pulls out of a junction into the bike lane ahead of me before abruptly putting the anchors on and stopping in the bus stop that crosses the bike lane.

    This kind of driving is dangerous and irresponsible and should be reported to the police.
  14. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    In Coventry they are suspending a lot of the bus lanes, it make a particular junction a bit more interesting as I'm now sharing what used to be the bus lane with other traffic.
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