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Couple vows never to return to Hull over ‘unfair’ bus…

Couple vows never to return to Hull over ‘unfair’ bus lane fine
2021-11-02 05:00:00
A couple have sworn never to return to Hull after being fined for driving along a bus lane. Carl Madison, 58, said it “left a bitter taste” and he would not come to shop in Hull ever again over the fine they have received for driving through Carr Lane bus gate last month. He said he had ended up in the bus lane due to roadworks along the A63 and argued it was “unfair” to people not local to Hull. To read more of the latest Hull City Centre news, click here Carl Maddison said: “We came into Hull on the Clive Sullivan Way, the A63. “We were going to Princes Quay car park but the normal turn off was blocked off because of roadworks. So we took the next turning off the A63 and ended up down the bus gate.” Carl Maddison, 58, says that they turned off the A63 on the morning of October 22 into Market Place, after roadworks blocked their normal route to Princes Quay. They then ended up in Carr Lane bus gate as they tried to find their way to the shopping complex's car park. (Image: Google) Carl and his partner, Jan Allison, visited the city on the morning of October 22. The roadworks he referred to were part of the ongoing A63 Castle Junction improvements and he claimed they saw a number of cars that day going the same route because of the roadworks. The couple, from Market Rasen, received five days later a £60 penalty notice in the post for driving through Carr Lane bus gate. Mr Maddison said because of the roadworks: “How are you supposed to get to to the Princes Quay car park without going down that road?” Get traffic updates for your area They were able to halve the fine to £30 by early payment, though Carl Maddison hoped for its full reversal. “If you don't live in Hull, how would you know about this?” he added. “If you were following the bus, you would not even see the small sign for the Bus Gate. “It's not a loss to me because I won't shop there ever again. I've told people at work and it will put colleagues off too.” The entrance to Carr Lane Bus Gate, which Carl and his partner will have passed through. “If you were following a bus, you would not see it,” said Carl of the “small sign”. (Image: Google) A Hull City Council spokesman said: “Clear signage and road markings are in place advising motorists of bus lane enforcements, including at the entry points of the Carr Lane bus gate. “There are no roadworks around the Carr Lane bus gate that would obscure this signage. “Motorists have the right to appeal a bus lane penalty charge notice (PCN) if they feel it has been issued incorrectly. “Full details of how to appeal are given on the PCN.” Carl Madison said: “In the position I was in without local knowledge, how was I supposed to get to the car park without going down Carr Lane? Your Hull Live email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Hull and East Yorkshire direct to your inbox with the free Hull Live newsletters. You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here “I have now put too much time and effort into all of this. I will never

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