Thousands of drivers may have received £160 fines after visiting a drive-through McDonald’s in south London.
London’s Evening Standard newspaper reports that Transport for London has revealed that almost 7,000 drivers who had failed to pay the £12.50-a-day ultra-low emission zone levy had been caught near the Eltham Road branch.
The 24-hour restaurant sits just inside the new ULEZ boundary, which extends up to the edge of the A205 South Circular Road at this location. The Standard says two enforcement cameras have been put up near the junction, and are responsible for 6,899 fines over the past 11 months.
The report adds that TfL revealed the numbers in response to a freedom of information request asking how many drivers had been fined “eg, for turning off the A205 to get a coffee at McDonald’s on the corner and exiting back onto the A205”. A TfL spokesman later clarified to the Standard that not all of the drivers fined would necessarily have used the drive-through. But it said it would work with McDonald’s and Greenwich council “to ensure that the ULEZ boundary is as widely communicated as possible”.
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