Bus lane CCTV systems are being extended in Leeds after a successful two-year pilot.
Following the trial of the Videalert automated CCTV equipment, which has seen cameras monitor bus lane offences at 12 Leeds sites over the last two years, the system is to be rolled out to a further 10 locations.
The trial delivered a reduction in offences of more than 74 per cent and resulted in faster journey times for public transport users.
As a result, Leeds City Council has awarded the firm a contract to roll out its equipment in a bid to speed up traffic flow and reduce bus journey times elsewhere to encourage more people to use public transport.
The automated system currently issues penalty notices for people misusing bus lanes by wirelessly transmitting data to the council without the need for extra staff.
David Richmond, chief executive of Videalert, said: “Using a single integrated platform, the Videalert system also enables users to extend enforcement to banned turns, box junction and other infringements even in heavy traffic environments.”