“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 […]

Glasgow’s ULEZ effectiveness questioned as pollution levels rise

New figures suggest pollution levels of gases linked to traffic rose by about 10% in the centre of Glasgow after the introduction of a ULEZ scheme a year ago. The Telegraph reports Nitrogen dioxide levels in the city’s Hope Street, which has repeatedly had the country’s worst air quality, were measured at an average of […]

Drivers complain of ULEZ fines after inadvertently using fake payment sites

Drivers into London have told how they have been fined hundreds of pounds by Transport for London after paying Ultra Low Emission Zone fees on sites which turned out to be run by fraudsters. The BBC has spoken to several people who fell for the scams, including one man who had to pay more than […]

ULEZ widened across London, but questions raised over legality

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has described the widening of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London “a difficult decision but the right one to save lives”. All London boroughs are now covered by the restrictions on older vehicles, whose drivers must now pay £12.50 a day to drive anywhere in London. […]

Newspaper calls for debate on road user charging

The Daily Telegraph has published an opinion piece calling for a debate over road pricing to plug the projected funding gap in fuel duty as more people switch to electric vehicles and internal combustion engines become more efficient. In an article linked to the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, the newspaper argues that […]

Lawyer stresses need for warning signs in ULEZ area

The lawyer known as “Mr Loophole” is warning Transport for London that drivers will have grounds to challenge ULEZ fines if they are spotted on roads without warning signs. Nick Freeman, who got the nickname after getting well known figures off driving charges, has told the Daily Telegraph that a lack of warning signs on […]

Blue badge holders face paying ULEZ charge

The Conservative leader of Harrow Borough Council is warning disabled drivers have “fallen through the cracks” of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion. Transport for London says blue badge holders need to pay the £12.50 daily low emissions charge unless their vehicle meets the scheme’s emission standards or is registered for one of the three […]

Met investigating ULEZ camera damage

London’s Metropolitan Police is continuing to investigate numerous reports of Ultra Low Emission Zone cameras being vandalised across London. An operation was launched in April after reports of criminal damage and theft were passed to the Met by Transport for London. As of Tuesday, 1 August the Met had recorded 288 crimes relating to ULEZ […]

Khan urges councils to put up ULEZ warning signs

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging councils neighbouring London who are opposed to his expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to put up warning signs on their side of the boundary. The Telegraph quotes a spokesman for Mr Khan urging the Conservative authorities in Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire to “do what’s best for their […]

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