Motorists who flout the law by using a newly-designated section of bus-only carriageway on Highwood Road are being warned they could face a £30 fine.
The road has been officially closed to traffic (except buses, taxis and pedal cycles) between its junctions with Durban Road and Coniston Road since Monday 15th October but a significant number of motorists have continued to use it.
The Patchway neighbourhood beat team is now warning drivers of prohibited vehicles to steer clear of Highwood Road or face a fine.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Steve Ives said:
“We have had a number of complaints from local people of motorists ignoring the new traffic regulation, which has been in place for a month now.”
“The change has been well signposted on approach roads by South Gloucestershire Council. Over the next couple of weeks we will be warning drivers who ignore the rules, but by the end of the month we will be enforcing the scheme and issuing fines.”
Drivers heading for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway can use the new Hayes Way from the A38 or the motorway.
Any drivers caught flouting the traffic order on Highwood Road could be fined £30.
Photo: Prohibited vehicles using Highwood Road on 28th October – two weeks after it was officially closed to general traffic.