Fine mix up over lane restrictions: website adds 10 to penalty for drivers' error

GAMES travel bosses got their sums wrong after a mix up with lane fines.

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Motorists were warned they faced a fine of £60 if caught driving in Games lanes... even though the penalty to be imposed by police is £10 less.

The mistake was made on social media site Twitter as officials at Games Travel 2014 - a partnership involving Transport Scotland, Glasgow 2014 and Glasgow City Council - try to avoid traffic chaos as a result of temporary restrictions, including road closures and the introduction of lanes to whisk competitors to and from venues.

Angry motorists contacted the Evening Times to point out the fine was supposed to be just £50 while one reader told us: "Police Scotland say it's only £50. Where does the other £10 go?"

Today, however, the mistake was rectified by council chiefs at Get Ready Glasgow in a new tweet while travel chiefs said: "The @GamesTravel2014 Twitter account is a vital source of journey planning

information for spectators and visitors alike which we encourage everyone to follow."


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