The road in question, Askew Road, has seen more bus lane fines given out to drivers than any other across Tyne and Wear, County Durham, and Northumberland. A total of 29,895 charges were issued from the town centre spot between April 2021 and March 2022.
This equates to almost £1.8million worth of £60 notices.
Luckily for drivers, Gateshead Council put a complete hold on fines on Askew Road between October and January while the street was being redesigned.
Otherwise, the number of fines could have been significantly higher.
Gateshead Council’s service director for highways and waste, Marc Morley, said the authority was “as fair as possible” in its operation of the controversial Askew Road camera.
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Quarryheads Lane, Durham – 28,810
Tyne Bridge Slip Road, Newcastle – 11,362
South Shore Road, Gateshead – 11,278
Edinburgh Road, Jarrow – 6,535
Laverock Hall Road, Blyth – 5,912
North Road, Durham – 3,052
High Level Bridge, Newcastle – 2,973
High Flatworth, North Shields (southbound) – 2,324
John Dobson Street, Newcastle (southbound) – 2,272