Fined HGV driver brands Hull bus lanes a ‘money-making racket’

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Fined HGV driver brands Hull bus lanes a ‘money-making racket’

Fined HGV driver brands Hull bus lanes a ‘money-making racket’
2021-07-19 04:00:00
An HGV driver is challenging Hull City Council after he was fined for entering a bus lane. Paul Stevenson claims he moved into the lane on June 15 as the road ahead was blocked by a broken down vehicle. Read more: The 12 sets of roadworks underway across Hull with 12 more on the way It is the latest traffic frustration for the driver, who branded the council's bus lanes a “money-making racket”. He said: “There was a broken down lorry in the single carriageway in Witham, so I pulled out on to the bus lane so I couldn't get passed it. Paul Stevenson, of Plantmove Hull, on his 60ft-long wagon (Image: Hull Live) “I wanted to pull out to alert other road users behind me, being a professional driver, that there was a hazard in the road ahead. “They fined me and said on the CCTV they noticed a car behind me didn't have to pull in, so there was no reason I should have. “How do they not understand that I am 33ft longer and three feet wider than a car and also I was giving other drivers a heads-up about what was ahead by pulling out.” For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. He vowed: “I am disputing this and I am not paying anything. I don't feel like I should have to. There was a hazard in the road and I was using my head to avoid hitting it. “There would have been an accident if I hadn't pulled out as I would have hit it, or caused congestion by not moving out of the way.” Paul has twice written back disputing the fine, but Hull City Council has insisted he should pay the £60 penalty charge notice. Hull City Council sent Paul Stevenson this image of his truck using the bus lane in Witham (Image: Hull Live) Paul, who owns Plantmove Hull Limited, said bus and cycle lanes have ruined the city: “These lanes are just a money-making racket. I drive around all day in the city and I us

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