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NOVEMBER 2018

M5 Crash
M5 crash
Press Association

09 Nov 2018

Bus lane fines total almost £16,000

A council fined drivers attempting to avoid a crash scene on the M5 motorway in Somerset nearly £16,000 for using a bus lane.

Two people died and four others sustained injuries in the collision between junctions 24 and 25 on Thursday 13th September.

Hundreds of motorists opted to use the A38 to avoid queues of up to 17.7 km (11 mi).

An FOI (Freedom of Information) request revealed Somerset County Council fined more than 550 drivers for using the Taunton ‘bus gate’.

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