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141. Bus lanes

These are shown by road markings and signs that indicate which (if any) other vehicles are permitted to use the bus lane. Unless otherwise indicated, you should not drive in a bus lane during its period of operation. You may enter a bus lane to stop, to load or unload where this is not prohibited.
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      • [#2338] A bus lane on your left shows no times of operation. This means it is
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        Don’t drive or park in a bus lane when it’s in operation. This can cause disruption to traffic and delays to public transport.
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      • [#1824] Red routes in major cities have been introduced to
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        Traffic jams today are often caused by the volume of traffic. However, inconsiderate parking can lead to the closure of an inside lane or traffic having to wait for oncoming vehicles. Driving slowly in traffic increases fuel consumption and causes a build-up of exhaust fumes.
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      • [#1949] What does this sign mean?
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        There will also be markings on the road surface to indicate the bus lane. You must not use this lane for parking or overtaking.
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      • [#2589] When may you drive a motor car in this bus lane?
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        Some bus lanes only operate during peak hours and other vehicles may use them outside these hours. Make sure you check the sign for the hours of operation before driving in a bus lane.
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