New Yorkers, Stay in your Lane
The Department of Transportation has added surveillance cameras along the street to monitor traffic and stick it to all the drivers who linger too long in the Bus Only Lane.
Many New York drivers are guilty, because most times you don’t even realize that on a two lane street, one of them is not meant for you.
If you are now caught driving in the Bus Only Lane, a ticket for $115 will be mailed to you.
So far, the cameras have only been installed on First and Second Avenue in Manhattan, but as I drove down Broadway through Soho, all of the compact cars merged into one steady lane. Maybe nobody wants to shell out an unnecessary $115.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the MTA says, “the city’s 2.8 million bus riders have been held hostage for far too long by motorists who routinely block bus lanes.”
I’m just confused as to when you can actually enter the bus lane, which is the furthest to the right. What if you need to make a right turn? Common sense will tell you to go ahead and whip it, but if you are waiting there long enough to turn, the camera will probably track your license. So the question is, what constitutes as too long in the bus lane?
The Wall Street Journal also reported that the MTA plans to install these surveillance cameras on 34th street in midtown and on Fordham Road in the Bronx, as if traffic isn’t bad enough.
New Yorkers just be be patient. I know that’s hard.
Teairra Mari said it best. “Stay in Your Lane.”