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Enforcement News Lead Story: Issue 242 3 May 2012

Herts to refund £1.2m after losing bus lane PCN appeal

Caroline Sheppard identifies sign error

Deniz Huseyin

Motorists who were fined for driving in a Hemel Hempstead bus lane are to get their money back after the chief parking adjudicator discovered flaws with the traffic regulation order (TROs) and signage. Hertfordshire County Council is to refund the 30,335 penalty charge notices (PCN) issued since August 2011, which it estimates will cost about £1.26m.

Chief adjudicator Caroline Sheppard found that the TRO for the Moor End Road bus lane applied only to westbound traffic. In contrast, she said...

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Brian
4 May 2012

Another greedy council! A lot of them seem to be operating illegally: Westminster, Southwark, Richmond and now Herts have all been at it. Many more will hit the news soon with massive pay backs.