I was fined £30 for pulling into a bus lane to let an ambulance pass a Jobsworth traffic officer

A NURSE has told of her shock after being fined £30 for pulling into a bus lane to let an ambulance pass.

Gwen Bendall, 46, was driving home on Uttoxeter New Road in Derby, Derbs, on Uttoxeter New Road in Derby, Derbs, around 11am last month when an ambulance approached her from behind with its sirens on.

Gwen Bendall says she will always stop for an emergency vehicle when it is safe to do so

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Gwen Bendall says she will always stop for an emergency vehicle when it is safe to do soCredit: BPM

Gwen looked for a safe place to stop and found that the lane to her right was blocked with cars due to a fork.

Instead, the Royal Derby Hospital nurse walked into the bus lane on her left after checking that it was clear.

She told Derbyshire Live: “I could see what was ahead of me and there were five or six cars waiting to turn, so I figured if I turned left the middle lane would be free and she could go into town.

“It just seems like a little bit of work that doesn’t take anything into account.

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“I think I made the most sensible decision and the process is very narrow-minded. It’s almost like ‘bus lane, that’s it’.”

Gwen was told that the ambulance should have been in the bus lane in her place.

But she insists that “both lanes would have been closed” if she had stayed where she was.

She added: “Everyone said it was ridiculous. The ambulance made no attempt to pull into the bus lane, it was obvious they were headed into town and could probably see what I could see.

“I would do it again and again in the future. You’d let an ambulance pass, right? Or any emergency vehicle.”

Gwen, who was in the car with her son, was driving home from her father and was caught near the junction of the A516 Uttoxeter New Road and Rowditch Place.

She was fined and challenged on April 28 – but earlier this week she was told the ambulance should have run over her in the bus lane.

Gwen said although the fine was reduced to £30 if she paid it within 14 days, she felt the principle was wrong.

Derbyshire Live reached out to Derby City Council for comment on Wednesday 4 May.

The next day, Gwen said a council worker came forward to say the ticket had been waived, although she previously denied her explanation.

Gwen's car was pictured in the bus lane - but she says the camera didn't show how blocked the other lanes were ahead of them

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Gwen’s car was pictured in the bus lane – but she says the camera didn’t show how blocked the other lanes were ahead of themCredit: BPM

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