South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has installed a fixed bus lane enforcement camera on the northbound Gloucester Road (A38) approach to the Aztec West Roundabout and will begin issuing penalty charge notices from 21st June.
The camera went live on 7th June, but the authority has chosen to only issue warning notices (letters) during the first fortnight of its operation.
In line with the hours of operation of the bus lane, the new camera operates Monday to Friday only, 7.30am-9.30am and 4pm-7pm.
The monitoring system uses automatic number plate recognition to identify unauthorised vehicles and generate penalty notices.
The council says that all potential infringements will be reviewed by a qualified officer and if any mitigating factors, such as needing to pull over for an emergency vehicle, are present, they will not issue a penalty notice.
Elsewhere in South Gloucestershire, bus lane enforcement cameras are already in operation at Highwood Road in Patchway and on New Road/Brierly Furlong in Stoke Gifford (both operating for 24 hours a day).
The A38 bus lane was created in 2011 as part of the £70m Greater Bristol Bus Network (GBBN) project.
More information: Bus lane enforcement cameras in South Gloucestershire