The town will begin issuing bus lane violations along Merrick Boulevard starting Monday, Nov. 22. (Photograph courtesy of NYC DOT)
The town will activate its bus lane cameras along the Merrick Boulevard bus lane and begin issuing violations on Monday, Nov. 22.
After conducting a overview of the 247 Merrick Boulevard bus lane hours, the Division of Transportation in September adjusted its laws to weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. primarily based on suggestions from the mission’s Group Advisory Board, southeast Queens elected officers and native residents.
The DOT knowledgeable the elected officers and different stakeholders that the bus lane cameras will likely be lively from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by Friday.
The Merrick Boulevard hall, between Hillside Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, now has signage indicating that the bus lanes are camera-enforced. To make sure that drivers had been knowledgeable about this system, DOT started issuing warnings to motorists for a interval of 60 days earlier than starting to concern violations, per State regulation.
Since violations are issued towards the car, not the motive force, factors are usually not deducted from motorists’ licenses, in accordance to the DOT.
A single violation will price $50. Beneath a state regulation handed in 2019, fines improve for bus lane violations incurred in a single 12 months to as a lot as $250 for a fifth offense.
“Our message is clear, if you block a bus lane, not only are you slowing down the commutes of 94,000 bus riders, but you’ll be getting fined as well,” DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman stated. “Be a good neighbor and stay out of the bus lanes.”
With the activation of the bus lane cameras, Merrick Boulevard, with its This fall, Q5, Q84, N4 and N4X bus routes, turns into the thirtieth bus lane hall in the town with automated enforcement, preserving them clear for buses and decreasing commute occasions for lots of of 1000’s of every day bus riders, in accordance to the DOT.