London Emmision Zone (LEZ) Charge

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  1. BlueToaster

    BlueToaster Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,
    Has anybody been charged with a London Emission Zone charge of £250,
    Or if appealed what was your excuse? and did they waiver the charge?

    I was on my way to Dover on 25th July to tour France for 2 weeks and accidently turned off at A1 to London instead of the M25, my SatNav sent me there.

    I got back on to the A10 to enfield to get back on the M25, as soon as I saw the Emmision Zone sign.
    I'm not clued up with the Emmision Zones around London I travelled from Lancaster.

    I came home last night and found a letter for this charge.

    Regards

    BlueToaster
     
  2. Popeye

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    I'm not going to be much use accept to say, when I went too close to the city I rushed home and paid online the same day and it was about £12.00.
     
  3. Tootles

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    Shred it. I would rather show my ass in Tesco's window for three months then pay that!!:eek:

    If they finally take you to court, offer to pay at 50p a week.
     
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    1. £12 seems a bit low, Griff. Are you getting mixed up with the Congestion Charge?
    2. I don't think it is good advice to shred it because they will definitely pursue it and it could get costly. See Here regarding daily and penalty charges.
     
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    thats the congestion charge not the emissions if you van dont comply with it then ya not allowed in
     
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    check 1st online put ya reg number in and see if complies if it does tell em to f off
     
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    Sorry to hear about your plight 'toaster.

    The London Congestion Charge is a totally different thing to the London Emissions Zone (LEZ). You can't miss the congestion zones because there's a ruddy great letter 'C' marked on the road surface in red and white. The congestion charge zones are closer in to the centre of London than where you were.

    The LEZ was brought in to lower London's high pollution levels and took loads of old buses, cars, coaches, lorries (and motorhomes) off the road - although some paid out for costly exhaust emission conversions.

    Don't ignore the penalty notice for chrissake! It goes up to £500 beyond 14 days and they DO persue offenders ( albeit you were innocent).

    I would phone, email or write to them and tell them exactly as you have told us. If you can provide proof of your 'breadcrumb trail' from your sat Nav, even better. If you appeal in a pleasant and positive way and tell them you were from up north they may respond in kind. It's not as if you're a habitual offender - just and honest mistake that you rectified in as short a time a possible.

    Good luck
     
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  9. Tootles

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    RULE 1. Stay away from London!!
    RULE 2. Stay WELL away from London!(y)

    They could make it 50 k, I still wouldn't pay it, and as I have no assets, then they could lock me up!.
     
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    It's a tax which means it's government
    Which means they can and will
    Employ bailiffs for there blood money
    Think the first thing they think of is the vehicle in question
    If that covers the fine/ tax off it goes

    I think I'd pay then appeal

    As said before don't go to London
    If you must travel in by train

    London as far as LEZ is concerned is everything in side the m25
    Or the first turnig allowing you to go back outside the m25

    If I had to return from Kent on a trip in the truck
    And the bridge/ tunnel was closed
    I would have to travel the 120 odd miles around the m25
    How does that save emissions so it can only be a tax

    October will be a month to watch out for the booths at the tunnel are going
    You will have to pay the toll before or after your use of the tunnel/bridge
    Or set up an account with them just been informed by email
    And a letter/leaflet in car tax reminder
     
  11. Chris

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    I find it keeps the oiks from the North away.

    Love the LEZ:h:
     
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  12. Cobweb

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    You can check if your vehicle is compliant on London emission zone checker by putting your registration no in . We are not since 2012 which is a bit annoying because we did like to visit friends ans family there . Our van is too old ! Unfortunately the charge is a whopping £ 250.00 per day !
     
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    its a free country Ye right
     
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    Robbing *@£$%^&*...!!!
     
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    just tell them it was an accident that you ventured into the NO GO ZONE and you would not go in there knowingly if they paid you 250£
     
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    Just checked my MH and it's compliant. However wild horses couldn't drag me there anyway.

    It doesn't seem to apply to my Land rover though, even though it's diesel and a similar size engine.
     
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    Too late to edit the post but don't know why I put 2008 as it's a 2012 Boxer.

    Mike
     
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    The wife owns ours. The wife owns the house. The wife owns ME!. :):)

    This is RICH!! 'How to Meet The Standard'
    Replace your vehicle
    You could upgrade to a newer vehicle that meets the standards or an electric vehicle

    Cheeky Barstewards! Are they going to buy me a new one!! All a money grabbing bollox.
     
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    we have to tax the northern oiks who come there with their old vehicles polluting our lovely clean air
     
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