Almost 2,500 drivers have been fined for using the Olympic Games Lanes. Approximately 2400 Penalty Charge notices have been issued to drivers who used the Olympic Route Network.
The thirty miles of lanes were brought in on 25th July for the transport of athletes, officials and the media. Transport chiefs insisted the introduction of the lanes had "gone well", with a 98% compliance rate and 150 signs letting drivers know when they could and could not use the lanes.
Garrett Emmerson, TfL's chief operating officer for surface transport, said "Games Lanes are of vital importance to get athletes, officials and the world's media to their events on time. We are using the lanes flexibly and keeping them open to general traffic wherever and whenever we can." He added “we have no interest in unnecessarily penalising drivers and, with a very high compliance rate of around 98% to date, the overwhelming majority are following the requirement to stay out of Games Lanes when they are in use.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Mon, 20 Aug 2012