N2 bus lane laws reviewed

Up to 18,000 fines are issued every month to private motorists using the lane.

FILE: The City's JP Smith says they need to clamp down on cars using this lane.

CAPE TOWN - Current laws preventing motorists from using the N2 bus lane are being reviewed, the City of Cape Town revealed on Thursday.

Private cars are prohibited from using a dedicated lane on the N2 reserved for buses and minibus taxis during peak-hour traffic.

Up to 18,000 fines are issued every month to private motorists using the lane.

The City's JP Smith says they are losing the battle.

"There are hundreds of people on that lane every morning and it is an incredible source of aggravation for everybody else."

Smith says they will be meeting with the Western Cape Transport Department to address this issue.

"That lane needs a physical barrier, an engineering solution that makes it impossible for the vehicles to enter that lane or make it impossible for vehicles to duck in and out of that lane, which aggravates congestion."