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Cameras Monitor NYC Bus Lanes


New York City drivers be warned: Stay out of the bus lanes.

Starting Monday, surveillance cameras along First and Second avenues in Manhattan will begin monitoring motorists entering or blocking bus lanes. Violators face a $115 summons.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that the city’s 2.8 million bus riders have been "held hostage for far too long" by drivers blocking bus lanes.

Vehicles will be allowed to enter a bus lane only to make the next available right turn or to quickly discharge or pick up passengers.

The MTA says cameras also will be installed next year on 34th Street in Manhattan and Fordham Road in the Bronx.