ULEZ Expansion: TfL owed over £200m in unpaid fines

Seven in 10 drivers issued with a Ulez penalty charge since the zone expanded have failed to pay the £180 fine, TfL has revealed. Almost a million fines were “outstanding”, owing £218,316,553. One motorist has clocked up 200 fines and owes TfL £47,682. Drivers who have failed to pay the £12.50-a-day levy have received an […]

Pay-by-mile not planned for London, says Mayor Khan

In a letter to London’s transport commissioner Andy Lord, Sadiq Khan has pledged not to expand London’s ULEZ scheme if he if he is re-elected as Mayor in May. and he also “categorically” ruled out the introduction of a pay-per-mile scheme as well as any additional emissions measures, reports the London Evening Standard. “There is […]

London’s Mayor accused of secretly planning road user charging

It’s being reported London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is spending £150 million on technology to charge people per mile for driving in London. The Sunday Telegraph reported that “Project Detroit” is tasked with delivering a “more sophisticated… new core technology platform for road-user charging”. It quotes a series of Freedom of Information requests showing 157 staff […]

Dutch firm challenges £6.5m ULEZ fines

A Netherlands-based lorry firm is taking legal action against Transport for London over Ultra Low Emission Zone fines it claims were issued unlawfully. The Daily Telegraph reports Transport in Nood BV has applied for permission to launch a judicial review against TfL in the High Court, claiming it has been unlawfully issuing fines to companies […]

Ambulance Service clarifies ULEZ-related costs

The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has issued details of its replacement of vehicles, pointing out that upgrades are taking place regardless of ULEZ requirements in London. The Mail on Sunday had reported the National Health Service is having to spend £65 million to buy ambulances that meet ULEZ requirements in London. […]

NHS “spends £65m making ambulances ULEZ compliant”

The National Health Service is reportedly having to spend £65 million to buy ambulances that meet ULEZ requirements in London. The Mail on Sunday says Freedom of Information requests sent to NHS ambulance services in the South of England reveal the agreements made with Transport for London that exempt them from the expanded Ulez for […]

Council warns over fake ULEZ signs

Hertfordshire County Council is warning drivers not to fall for fake signs about London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone which have QR codes linking to scammer sites. The council has refused to allow ULEZ signs to go up in the county, and Transport for London’s signs do not include QR codes. In a message on X […]

200 ULEZ cameras taken in six months

New figures from London’s Metropolitan Police show the force investigated 795 crimes relating to ULEZ cameras between 1 April and 30 September. This includes 200 reports of cameras being stolen and 595 cameras being damaged. The actual numbers of cameras affected could be higher than this, though, because A recorded crime can include multiple offences. […]

Expanded ULEZ “adds 13 minutes to life expectancy”

Independent research by Channel 4 suggests that the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the outer boroughs will not make any significant difference to two key types of air pollution. Using the Mayor’s own data, the channel’s Factcheck Team calculates that the expanded ULEZ would add just 13 minutes to the life expectancy […]

“Two million” doctoring number plates to avoid ULEZ

It’s feared two million motorists could be doctoring their number plates to avoid being caught by cameras enforcing ULEZ zones and speed limits. The Daily Telegraph has seen a police investigation written by the former surveillance camera commissioner Tony Porter which found 6 per cent of cars had some form of “ANPR-defeating material” on their […]


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