Caught red handed by CCTV using the buslane heading south into work along Finsbury square.
Yes, it was me - “I dun it Guv” but wait…
Due to the major roadworks at Moorgate, all the buses are diverted right at the next junction. So the buses aren’t even using the bus lane!
So as rider, do I
a) Proceed to filter on the right hand side of all the vehicles queing to turn right before fighting my way back across all the traffic to continue my journey straight on (i.e. overtake vehicles that are turning right)
b) Proceed up the inside of the traffic in a bus lane, that by rights should have been suspended, where I am more visible, and then avoid the massive pitfalls of overtaking right turning vehicles?
I’ve contested already, but got the following response “…if a road is closed and the buses are diverted this does not mean that a motorist may use the bus lane…”
Should I stick to my guns and maintain my challenge, or fold an pay the £65 fine for the privilege of being safe on a bike? Anyone got any success stories of contesting these?