Oxford Mail20 drivers fined for jumping Botley Road traffic queues today (From Oxford Mail)

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  • "The one thing everyone overlooks is that these drivers are doing nothing wrong, and I'm sure would be let off if they fought the fine hard enough.
    If you use the bus/P&R lane you have to turn into Seacourt. That's all. If you come out again, so what? It's just as if the car park was full.
    They missed the woman behind me who pulled over into the main traffic lane while they were looking the other way. That WAS wrong."
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20 drivers fined for jumping Botley Road traffic queues today

Oxford Mail: Officers at Seacourt park and ride today Officers at Seacourt park and ride today

TWENTY drivers have been fined today for trying to jump traffic queues on the Botley Road by using the Seacourt park and ride lane.

Pc Glenn MacRae and Pc Steve Higa were out for an hour and a half stopping and fining motorists £30.

To avoid the queues heading into the city, some drivers use the park and ride lane into Seacourt, spin around roundabout and then rejoin the Botley Road traffic.

Pc Higa said: “Excuses included ‘I’m doing it to ease the traffic’ and ‘I’ve gone to pick my daughter up at the bus stop, but she’s not there’.

“We could have given more out if we’d had the resources.”

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