New figures obtained by the Bay of Plenty Times reveal how many people have been using Tauranga's bus lanes to avoid congestion in two of the city's worst choke points. We talk to people, including a city councillor, who confess to breaking the bus lane rules about why they do it, how much time they save and what they think could help alleviate the city's traffic woes. We also reveal which city bus lanes appear to attract the worst offenders.

In nine months, nearly 900 people have been caught using Tauranga's bus lanes in an effort to get ahead of