ROADS chiefs have denied motorists have valid grounds to appeal after 53 people escaped a fine for driving down the Moor End Road bus lane.
The 53 – among more than 2,000 drivers who have appealed – took their cases to a tribunal but before they were heard Herts County Council said it would not be contesting them.
Campaigners claim the council fears losing a case, which would set a precedent and mean thousands of pounds may have to be reimbursed to the more than 25,000 drivers caught on camera since August.
But the council says it did not have enough time to complete the paperwork.
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