The offense? Drive their own car on their own street.
Tomorrow, London’s UItra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) border expands considerably.
It will cover everywhere inside the circular roads north and south, a huge residential area.
Drivers of older cars and vans will have to pay a fee of £ 12.50 for each day of driving in the area. And if they don’t pay the fees, they will get the fine.
Transport for London says that 135,000 cars and vans a day currently circulating in the new area are old enough to be hit by the load.
It’s about pushing people into greener cars, or using public transport more, to clean the air in the capital.
The charge applies to any diesel car or van that does not meet the Euro 6 exhaust standard. It is fundamentally older than in September 2015, although some Euro 6 cars were on sale before that.
For essences, only older products are affected. The denomination is pre-Euro 4. Newer than 2005 escapes the charge.
Oh, and classic cars are free if they’re over 40.
The charge even covers motorcycles before Euro 3, ie 2007. The only old vehicle that seems to escape completely is Santa’s sleigh.
Fees do not apply on December 25. Otherwise, it’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There is no reduction for residents, although there are exemptions for people with disabilities and reimbursements for people going to hospital.
Caught off guard
Birmingham has a Clear Air Zone with the same emissions standards as ULEZ and it costs £ 8 per day. Central Bristol follows next summer, at £ 9 a day.
The four largest cities in Scotland plan to create zones in 2022. You cannot pay a fee to let in non-compliant vehicles. Either you stay outside or you are fined £ 60. To examine how ULEZ’s expansion is affecting car sales, The Sun spoke with data analysts from Auto Trader.
We asked them to look for changes in the number of ULEZ car searches in London. And to check for possible price cuts for cars in London that don’t meet ULEZ requirements as owners panic.
Yet the sophisticated analysis, carried out the week before the indictment, showed none of these trends.
Auto Trader also surveyed site users who live in the new area. Only one in ten knew both the date and the limit of the expansion.
Five out of six did not know where the new border is, even though they actually live there. Which means tens of thousands of Londoners driving non-compliant cars didn’t get along. They will be caught in the act and fined.
When they finally decide to sell, a wave of these non-ULEZ cars will head into the countryside.
If you live far from a large city and are looking for a pre-2015 diesel in particular, chances are there are some good deals available to you.
BRIGHTON, Bath, Portsmouth, Norwich, Nottingham and Oxford have zones but they do not apply to passenger cars. The same goes for those in Manchester and Newcastle, which start in 2022.
Classics over 40 years old
Losers of ULEZ
All this has to pay