The so-called tram "gates" were introduced in the Hillsborough area last year, to allow buses and trams to bypass congested sections of roads.So far, so good. This is where you’d normally see councils whining at how unfair it was that they’d have to give the money back. Not so, in this case:
An adjudicator looked at the cases of seven people who were fined for using the gates, and agreed the warning signs to motorists were not clear enough.
Council leader Paul Scriven said: "I want common sense to prevail here. An independent adjudicator has reviewed seven appeals and felt that the signs may not be as clear as they could be. The adjudicator did not say that the council should refund all fines, but I want to be fair and give motorists the chance to get their money back."Good man, Paul Scriven! And he’s a Lib Dem, too….