Highway Code Rule 141

bus lanes

Bus Lanes. These are shown by road markings and signs that indicate which (if any) other vehicles are permitted to use the bus lane. Unless otherwise indicated, you should not drive in a bus lane during its period of operation. You may enter a bus lane to stop, to load or unload where this is not prohibited

Bus Lanes

Only vehicles shown on the sign may use the lane during the times of operation, which are also shown on the sign. Outside those periods all vehicles can use the bus lane. Where there are no times shown, the bus lane is in operation for 24 hours a day. Don't park or drive in bus lanes when they are in operation.

Driving - The essential skills - pg 111

Highway Code Rule 165

bus lane road markings

You MUST NOT overtake if you would have to enter a lane reserved for buses, trams or cycles during its hours of operation.

Bus Lane Videos


Lee High Road Bus Lane


Eltham Road Bus Lane


Downham Way Bus Lane


Burnt Ash Road (Sainsbury's)


Burnt Ash Road (South Circular Road)