I'm going to have a bit of a moan this week. You see I was booked while taking a road test car back to Sydney recently.
Before the chorus goes up of "you deserved it, obey the rules and you won't get booked”, all lines I have used myself in the past, let me tell you my story.
I was travelling down the Warringah Freeway in Sydney approaching the harbour bridge and was in the lane that would have taken me into the harbour tunnel.
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I wanted to get onto the Cahill Expressway lane and crossed a bus lane in the process.
I may have been in the bus lane a moment or two while the traffic cleared in the lane I was headed for.
Apparently at the point I was changing lanes I must have driven under a camera gantry.
The result a $324 fine for “driving in a bus lane”.
Now the road rules say you are entitled to travel in a bus lane for up to 100 metres if you are about to turn left.
Apparently the camera gives no latitude to being in the bus lane while changing lanes?
I will certainly be appealing the fine.
But this is a timely warning to be very careful where you change lanes in Sydney.
If you need to cross a bus lane, T2 or T3 lane, you may well be adding to the coffers of the NSW government.
If that's not plain revenue raising I don't know what is.
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