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Round-the-clock bus lanes are set to be installed in the Auckland city business district starting this week, and the Automobile Association is calling on authorities to make sure motorists know all about the changes in order to avoid being copped with a $150 fine.

 The move aims to help minimise disruptions to the city's bus timetables during mass construction work in the region over the next few months.

 Currently, under the law, motorists can enter a bus lane no earlier than 50m before turning into the next street. Auckland Transport, however, enforces this at 80m.

 But judging that distance can be difficult and many drivers who thought they were in the right have been fined $150.

 Mr Irvine said that was one thing the AA was calling on Auckland Transport to change the way it judges when a vehicle can enter a bus lane.

 "We want to see Auckland Transport to make it easy as possible for motorists to comply and to do the right thing.

Source: driven.co.nz

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