More Big Brother! New York State recently authorized the City of New York to install cameras along bus lanes to catch violators. Signs will be posted where bus lane cameras are in use to warn drivers to keep out of bus lanes.
No word yet on the fine for such a ticket but it likely will be $50 per violation which is the same fine for a red light camera violation.
Motorists are allowed to use a bus lane only for permitted right turns and expeditious passenger pick ups or drop offs.
A bus lane camera ticket is like a parking ticket (i.e., no points and no driving record consequences). If a police officer issues a bus lane ticket, it also carries no points but will appear on your driver’s license (occasionally, police officers issue these tickets under VTL 1110a – disobey a traffic control device – which carries 2 points).