More LEZ due ?

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  1. cbrookson

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jun/28/uk-cities-ban-polluting-traffic?newsfeed=true

    UK cities face ban on heavily polluting traffic:
    Twelve cities are likely to be affected after the European commission refused to give UK more time to reduce emissions.....

    .... Newcastle, Liverpool, Tyneside, Sheffield, Bristol, Brighton, Birkenhead, Preston, Swansea, Belfast, south-west England, north-east Scotland and south Wales are all likely to have to introduce "low-emission zones" ....

    :Eeek:

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    Tyneside, south-west England, north-east Scotland and south Wales are geographical regions of the country not cities.

    There are only 9 cities mentioned that could impliment LEZ on the London model and Manchester has already rejected such a scheme when it was suggested by a local referendum.

    John
     
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    The Manchester rejection was of a congestion charge zone, John, not a LEZ.
     
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    What I fail to grasp with Emission Zones is........cities are trying to rid themselves of polluting vehicles by charging.

    But if you pay the charge, you are still taking your stinky vehicle into the city.

    So how exactly does that reduce pollution?
     
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    It doesnt xxxxx
     
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    So just how in London do all the planes get away with it and the motorist not?
     
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    clearly someone is happy about it

    "The UK's poor air quality is a national disgrace that causes tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. The government must now come clean about the steps it will take to rapidly cut air pollution – or face paying millions of pounds in fines," said the Friends of the Earth campaigner Jenny Bates.

    Clearly someone is happy about it....


    Mind you they do have it in a number of German cities.... and for a number of years.. so we have lagged long behind others in meeting the requirements.


    Bob:Blush:
     
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    I guess it will eventually mean the end of all vehicles on the road unless they are new (compliant vehicles) Gas guzzling motorhomes will be banned and end up as static mobiles being unable to move anywhere. The rich will just pay either the costs or the upgrades. The rest of us will hasten to our graves without further travel. Whilst I agree the emissions must be reduced the motorist is at the bottom of the heap of producers, yet top of those affected by any measures. Aircraft should be the prime targets followed by exempt military usage. Bob Dylan said it right when he sang "times they are a changing", and freeborn men of the traveling people will disappear from the face of the earth. We will all return to the sea from whence we came and float in a sea of excrement until the day of judgment.:Eek!:
     
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    It is just another TAX it will not reduce a thing just makes more money for the authorities

    disabled drivers have now to pay £3.00 to park at hospitals with blue badge parking bays it is criminal day light robbery :Eeek:

    government gives £ss so you can get about then the greedy NHS trusts take the piss :cry:
     
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    In practice many do not take their vehicles in or change to compliant vehicles. That is how the specific pollutants targeted are reduced.
     
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    Planes do not produce the specific pollutants which LEZs target.
     
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    Why do you link dissability to poverty? I know a number of people who are disabled and NOT poor.

    I agree that parking charges are wrong, by the way.
     
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    Actually...........................

    My 2.8ltr diesel motorhome is LEZ 2012 compliant ... Yet womans 1300 Jimny is effectively not !!:Eeek:
     
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    My LPG powered, environmentally friendly RV is also compliant , the cheapest fuel and no extra charges in Emission Zones :thumb::thumb:
     
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    The M25 does in huge quantities :Wink:
     
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    Agreed :Smile: - but, as with everything, boundaries have to be somewhere :Smile:

    Of course, if we had the legislation passed centrally the boundary could be the coast and catch everyone :BigGrin:
     
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    My LPG guzzling RV is LEZ compliant, it doesn't burn smelly , particle producing diesel :thumb:
     
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    On the radio today some MP doctor wants a smoking ban in cars. He says that a cigarette emits more pollutants per mile than come out of the car exhaust. Little wonder London air quality is so bad.:Eeek:
     
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    Actually I would just ban all RV's simply for being American.. :RollEyes:
     
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    Could all the hot air and pollutants simply come from the people living there, everytime I drive through Kent I find that has a funny smell..
     
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