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Bus Lane Fine Bradford – Should you Pay or Appeal? 

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· Feb 7th, 2024
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Have you received a Bradford bus lane fine and are unsure whether to pay it or appeal it? You’ve come to the right place.

Each month, over 130,000 people find useful information on our website about fines and parking tickets, s you’re not alone in this situation.

This article offers clear and easy-to-understand advice on:

  • What a bus lane fine in Bradford means
  • If you really need to pay Bradford bus lane fines
  • How you can challenge a Bradford bus lane fine
  • Best tips to avoid a bus lane fine in Bradford
  • What might happen if you choose to ignore the fine

We understand getting a bus lane fine can be upsetting. But don’t worry; we’re here to guide you. We have lots of useful tips and examples to help you deal with this.

Let’s dive in and discuss your options.

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In some circumstances, you might have a legitimate reason not to pay your bus lane fine.

It’s a bit sneaky, but the last time I needed legal advice, I paid £5 for a trial to chat with an online solicitor called JustAnswer.

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Can I challenge a Bradford bus lane fine?

You can challenge a Bradford bus lane fine within 28 days of getting the penalty charge.

Do not pay the fine if you want to challenge it because paying it admits liability.

Also, only a registered keeper can appeal a Bradford bus lane fine when a Notice to Owner is sent, except when the vehicle is a rental. 

If you appeal within 14 days of getting the penalty and it is rejected, you still have 14 days to pay the discounted rate.

Plus, if you got a Charge Certificate, you can’t appeal the penalty.

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What’s the best reason for having a Bradford bus lane fine cancelled?

You may have a valid reason for using a bus lane when it’s not permitted.

But there’s no guarantee it will result in a penalty being cancelled.

Plus, the authority typically has evidence of the offence on camera.

Possible reasons you could use include:

  • You used the bus lane when it was permitted to do so
  • Your vehicle broke down in the bus lane before the permitted time expired
  • You were in a bus lane to avoid a road traffic accident
  • You were served the penalty after the deadline

You must be sent the bus lane penalty charge within 28 days.

You could challenge the fine if the notice is sent after this time.

That said, if the DVLA does not let the authority have your registered keeper details in time, the time to serve the penalty could be extended to 6 months!

Successful Appeal Case Study

Situation

Initial Fine £100
Additional Fees £171
Total Fine £271

The Appeal Process

Scott used JustAnswer, online legal service to enhance his appeal. The trial of this cost him just £5.

Total Fine £271
Cost of legal advice £5

JustAnswer helped Scott craft the best appeal possible and he was able to win his case.

Scott’s fine was cancelled and he only paid £5 for the legal help.

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How do you pay a Bradford bus lane fine?

You’ll find information on how to pay a Bradford bus lane fine on the notice the authority sends you.

That said, you can pay the penalty online, but you can also pay by telephone using a credit or debit card.

Alternatively, you can pay the fine at a PayPoint or a Post Office, but you’ll have to pay cash.

You must provide:

  • The bus lane ticket number
  • Your vehicle registration details
  • Method of payment (debit or credit card)

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Should I ignore a Bradford bus lane fine?

No. Never ignore a Bradford bus lane fine because it gets expensive when you do.

You could end up having to go to court, which means extra costs and fees.

Plus, the authority could get an order to pay, which means enforcement officers (bailiffs) could get involved.

I suggest you pay the penalty charge or file an appeal against the fine, but never ignore a bus lane fine.

Lastly, Bradford bus lane fines, should you pay or appeal them?

Whether you pay or appeal a Bradford bus lane fine depends on the circumstances in which it was issued.

However, you have the right to contest the penalty charge if you have grounds to file an appeal.

However, there’s never a guarantee the challenge will be successful. When you’re caught on camera using the bus lane when it’s not allowed, you may have to pay up!

As stated, don’t ignore the fact you were given a bus lane fine because things escalate when you do.

Hire a Solicitor for less than a coffee.

If you’re thinking about appealing your bus lane fine then getting some professional advice is a good idea.

Getting the support of a Solicitor can make your appeal much more likely to win.

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MoneyNerd’s founder, Scott Nelson, has a decade of financial industry experience, including 6 years in FCA regulated loan and credit card companies. Troubled by a lack of conscience in the industry, he founded MoneyNerd to give genuine advice to those in debt and struggling financially.
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Janine Marsh is an award-winning presenter and a valuable member of the MoneyNerd team. With a wealth of experience as a financial expert, she's been featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Local Radio, and BBC Five Live, and is a regular on Co-op Radio.