London’s new ULEZ cameras could be used for wider road user charging

The new network of ANPR cameras being installed in London to monitor the expanded Ultra Low Emissions Zone could be used for pay-as-you-go driving charging in the future.

The Telegraph says Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked TfL to look into developing a scheme which would use more “sophisticated technology” to charge road users.

It says road user charging plans are being lined up to eventually replace the Ulez and Congestion charges. It is expected that cameras and sensors will monitor the distance cars travel, where they travel to and their level of emissions, with drivers potentially charged by the mile.

The report quotes TfL’s director of strategy Christina Calderato as saying TfL is keen to introduce the idea of user charging at the “earliest possible stage” but said a dialogue would need to take place with Londoners.

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