CCTV is to be used in a bid to clamp down on motorists ignoring a new bus gate in Aberdeen.
A bus gate is to be introduced as part of the creation of the Third Don Crossing.
It will be on Bedford Road between the junctions with Meston Walk and Hermitage Avenue to allow only buses and cyclists to use the area. As part of a £66,000 investment, Aberdeen City Council is to introduce CCTV cameras to monitor motorists who disobey the regulations.
The cash will also be put towards cameras for the bus lane within the proposed A96 Park and Ride.
The decision to introduce the bus gate was made despite it emerging that the move could lead to a 27% increase in vehicles using St Machar Drive.
Spokesman for Transport and Regeneration Councillor Ross Grant said: “Enforcement of fines for the illegal use of this bus gate and bus lanes more widely is essential to improve traffic flow and journey times for the benefit of all drivers.
“We need to cameras in place at this particular location to help provide a clear through way for buses in line with the Third Don Crossing scheme.”