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Nearly 2,500 drivers have been hit with fines for using Olympics road lanes

Transport for London figures show that £312,000 has been paid by drivers who were caught driving in the Games Lanes.

The 30 miles (48km) of lanes, used to transport athletes, officials and the media, were brought in on July 25. The Lanes are part of the 109-mile Olympic Road Network (ORN), which was set up to help speed Olympics traffic to the Games sites. Transport chiefs insisted the introduction of the lanes had “gone well”, with a 98 per cent compliance rate and 150 signs letting drivers know when they could and could not use the lanes.

Nevertheless, some 2,400 fines, totaling £312,000, have been issued since the start of the month, TfL figures show.

Garrett Emmerson, TfL’s chief operating officer for surface transport, said: “We have no interest in unnecessarily penalising drivers and, with a very high compliance rate of around 98% to date, the overwhelming majority are following the requirement to stay out of Games Lanes when they are in use.”

Prindiville weren’t part of the 2% that got fined and we are still crossing fingers for Team GB.

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