Driver wins High Street bus lane appeal


David Gould, 61, drove along Colchester High Street for the first time, when his Sat Nav told him to turn right into Queen Street.

Unfortunately, he spotted the signage for the bus lane too late and was fined £30 by Essex County Council, who were previously forced to repay £1 million pounds of fines last year, because of inadequate signage.


Initially his appeal to the Council was rejected but Mr Gould persisted and took his case to the ‘Traffic Penalty Tribunal’ who found in his favour, after ECC declined to contest the appeal.

A delighted Mr Gould encouraged other motorists to fight their own High Street bus lane fines. “My view is everyone who is caught in this trap should contest the ticket.”


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