Conservatives in London are calling for the city’s Mayor to give a one-month amnesty for drivers caught within the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Sadiq Khan expanded the zone to 18 times its earlier size yesterday, with people who drive vehicles which don’t meet emissions standards charged £12.50 per day for doing so.
When ULEZ was first introduced in central London in April 2019, Transport for London sent warning notices instead of fining drivers for non-payment during the first month of the charge.
Now London’s financial paper City AM reports that City Hall Tories’ Leader Susan Hall has called for TfL to apply the same fines amnesty for drivers who fail to pay their ULEZ bill in the newly expanded zone.
She referred to a study by car sales website Motorway, which found a majority of drivers in and around London were unaware of ULEZ expansion. It also found that even fewer motorists are confident about the new boundaries.
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