Saturday, 7 March 2015
Tameside screw money off motorists for using Bus Lanes......when there are no buses!
This is the clearest evidence yet that Bus Lanes were designed to screw the motorist. Cllr Peter Robinson, executive member for transport and land use said that there was a safety issue here, in that the bus lanes were also used by cyclists. (I always thought that cyclists used the pavements) They have cycle lanes anyway. Still as executive member for land use as well as transport--what an interesting combination-- it is reassuring to know that as long as he is concerning himself bus lanes he is not concerning himself with other land use, such as giving land to New Charter for free.
One final point. This story indicates that Tameside made an effort to get their staff to work on Christmas day. I am rather concerned at the mentality of persons who would give up a family Christmas to persecute their fellow man. Alternatively the prosecutions were obtained via CCTV. Which then means that some sad b****** spent their time trawling the hours of film for motorists. Yet they found it impossible to check CCTV film for a gang of con-men who robbed an elderly couple known to me.
This story is not a flattering one for Tameside. One which TMBC managed to keep out of "Call the Council"