ULEZ: Drivers urged to check whether they face £12.50 daily fee

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otorists are being urged to check whether they will face a £12.50 daily fee when Londonpollution charges area has been expanded.

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The area where drivers of older, more polluting vehicles are liable for this amount will be 18 times larger than next week.

They usually have to be registered for the first time after September 2015 to avoid the duty for diesel cars, while most petrol models registered since 2005 are also exempt.

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Ultra Low Emission Zone (ulejo) has operated since April 2019, covering the same area of ​​central London as the congestion charge.

It is being expanded from Monday 25 October to include all areas within the North and South circular roads.

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transport to london (TfL) said nearly 10 million people have used its online checker to find out whether they will be charged if they drive in the zone.

It wants more people to use the tool before expanding next week.

According to estimates by TfL, some 100,000 cars, 35,000 vans and 3,000 lorries could be “potentially affected” by the new rules every day.

The transport body said more than 80% of vehicles in the wider area will not be charged, up from 39% in February 2017 when the expansion plan was first announced.

More than a million letters have been sent to those who have made them aware of changes within the new borders, while more than 600,000 leaflets have been distributed to residents living there.

Fees apply throughout the day, every day, except Christmas Day.

Mayor of london Sadiq Khan Said: “London’s toxic air is a health crisis that causes long-term harm to our children and contributes to thousands of premature deaths.

“The Ultra Low Emission Zone has already halved nitrogen dioxide pollution in central London and the expansion of the zone on 25 October means many more. London The city will get the benefit of clean, healthy air.

“We need bold action to clear the air of London and it is encouraging that four out of five vehicles now meet the current S and will not have to pay the Ulez fee, I advise all drivers to Use TfL Checker to make sure your vehicle is Ulez compliant.

“Our scrappage plan will continue to support motorists to abandon their polluting cars and switch to green forms of transportation as we move towards a green recovery.”

Small businesses, philanthropists and Londoners with disabilities or low income who scrap non-compliant cars and buy a cleaner vehicle can apply to TfL for a £2,000 grant.

Those scraping a motorcycle or moped may be eligible for a payment of £1,000.

Plans for vans, minibuses and lorries have been suspended due to “unprecedented demand and limited funds”.

TfL’s city planning director Alex Williams said: “We don’t want drivers to be caught on October 25, we are advising people to use their checker to see if their vehicle meets S.

“If they are liable for a fee, we will ask them to consider using public transport, or if possible walking or cycling, and if they need to drive, use a car club. Consider, whose fleet is fully compliant with Ulez, or switch to the cleanest vehicles.”

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