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Sample Bus Lane PCNs

Sample PCNs for a Bus Lane Contravention

 

Sample notice: Penalty charge notice issued via CCTV for being in a bus lane

This is a sample of a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) issued for a Bus Lane contravention by transport for London.The actual PCN which you receive may have a different layout but it must contain the information required.

Authorities are advised to seek legal advice when preparing their notices but you may find that there are some inconsistencies.

For details of what a PCN must contain please click here.

 

Sample PCN Page 1

Sample PCN page 2

 

Here is another example of a Bus lane PCN.

SAMPLE PENALTY CHARGE NOTICE (PCN)

SAMPLE PENALTY CHARGE NOTICE (PCN)
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended)
London Local Authorities Act 1996 (as amended)
Penalty Charge Notice Number:
AA12345678
Vehicle Registration Number:
A123BCD
Date of this Notice: [Issue date]

DO NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE
The Penalty Charge of £ [full amount] is payable before the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date of this notice. If the Penalty Charge is paid before the end of the period of 14 days beginning with the date of this notice a reduced amount of £[reduced amount] is payable. Payment should be sent to [Payment address].

If the Penalty Charge is not paid before the end of the 28 day period, an Enforcement Notice may be served by the council on the person appearing to be the owner of the vehicle. The Enforcement Notice will allow formal representations on the following grounds:

• That the recipient was not the owner at the time

• That there was no contravention

• that the vehicle was being used without the owner’s consent

Please see overleaf for more details of how to pay and what to do if you think that this PCN should not have been issued.
To the right is a picture taken from the video recording of your vehicle
in the bus lane

Data Protection statement
The London Borough of London will use any data collected through the issuing of this Penalty Charge Notice for the enforcement of traffic contraventions and other associated purposes. This data may also be disclosed to London Councils and other enforcement agencies. All processing of this data will be in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Owner Name
Owner Address 1
Owner Address 2
Owner Address 3
Town
Postcode
The Council believes that a Penalty Charge is payable with respect to the above vehicle for the following alleged traffic contravention:

BEING IN A BUS LANE
in [Contravention location] on [Contravention date] at [Contravention time]
The alleged contravention was seen and recorded by camera operator number [EO no.] who was observing real time pictures from a road side camera at the time stated.

L o n d o n
HOW TO PAY
Please make cheques and postal orders payable to “[Payee details]” and write the penalty charge notice number on the back. Please do not send post-dated cheques as they will not be accepted.
To pay:-
BY POST – fill in the payment slip at the bottom of this page and send it with your payment or card payment authorisation to: [Payment address]
If you want a receipt, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Please do not send cash through the post.
IN PERSON at: [Payment centre address] between [Times] on [Days]
If you pay by cash it is very important to get a receipt, in case there is any later query about your payment.
BY TELEPHONE on [Payment phone number] between [Times] on [Days] using one of the following debit or
credit cards – [List of accepted cards].
Please do not send any payment if you want to challenge this penalty charge notice

HOW TO CHALLENGE
If you do not think this penalty charge notice should have been issued, you should write to us at:
[Correspondence name & address].
Please include any available supporting evidence.
If you write to us within 14 days and we do not accept your challenge, we will give you the chance to pay the reduced rate for another 14 days from when we write back to you.
If the penalty charge remains unpaid, an Enforcement Notice will be sent to the owner of the vehicle, who will then have 28 days to make formal representations against liability for payment of the penalty charge.
If you wish to arrange to view a recording of this alleged contravention, obtain still images from the recording, or if you have any other query about this penalty charge notice, please telephone our helpline on [Helpline phone number]
Payment slip – please return with all payments sent by post
Penalty Charge Notice Number: [PCN number] VRM: [VRM]
issued in: [Contravention location] at: [End time] on: [Contravention date]
Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Postcode: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Only complete the details below if you are making payment by MASTERCARD, VISA, SWITCH or DELTA card.
Please debit my MasterCard / Visa / Switch / Delta card (delete as appropriate) Amount £ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Card Number: _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Switch 19 numbers) Card Issue Date _ _ / _ _ Card Expiry Date
_ _ / _ _
Switch Issue Number: _ _ _ _ Name of Cardholder: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Signature of Cardholder: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Document 2.4 – Waiver notice
Waiting and Loading and Designated Parking Places Orders

 

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