Bus lanes in Bristol have earned the council more than £1.5m in fines during the last three years after drivers flouted the rules and were caught driving in them. 

The BBC report:

Bristol’s motorists have paid more than £1.5m in fines over the past three years for driving in bus lanes.

Figures released to the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act show between January 2010 and January 2013, a total of 57,607 tickets were issued.

The RAC said the figures were a “cause for concern” and they suggested “something is not quite right”.

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