Kent

Chatham bus station: 400 drivers fined each week

More than 400 drivers are being fined each week for driving through Chatham's bus station.

Figures show that since the beginning of 2013, motorists have amassed £350,000 in fines.

Campaign groups have said the road layout and warning signs are confusing and potentially dangerous.

However, Medway Council said changes made to the station's cameras in January were behind the "slight increase" in fines.

A spokeswoman added: "In fact, figures show a significant drop in the first two weeks after these changes were put in place in March.

"When looking at the number of people driving through the bus station, it is important to note this is a central bus station for the largest urban conurbation in Kent."

In May 2012 signs were erected warning drivers not to follow their sat-navs into the station.

Steve Baker from campaign group No2Mob said the scheme was "misconceived" from the start.

He said: "They've obviously got problems with signs and lines - it's a mess and potentially dangerous."

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