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TfL collects £6.2m in ULEZ fines from EU drivers

TfL collects £6.2m in ULEZ fines from EU drivers
TfL collects £6.2m in ULEZ fines from EU drivers

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed it has raised more than £6.2 million as a result of operating non-compliant EU vehicles in the city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The fine is currently £180, reduced to £90 if paid within 14 days.

Most PCNs will be paid at the lower rate, TfL says. However, if payment is not received within 28 days, a Charge Certificate may be issued, increasing the full penalty by a further 50 per cent.




Because the scheme was new between 8 April and 10 May 2019, officials asked their contractor, European Parking Collections (EPC), to issue warning letters instead of PCNs to holders of foreign vehicles. TfL says this ensured that foreign motorists who had previously driven in the ULEZ were aware of the scheme and how it worked.

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In response to a Freedom of Information request, a case officer said: “From April 8, 2019 to June 18, 2024, EPC has issued 251,084 PCNs on our behalf to vehicles registered in EU member states. Those PCNs have been issued to 65,986 unique vehicle registrations; this means that some vehicles would have received multiple PCNs.

“As of June 18, we have received payments worth £6,248,241. Payments have been received for 54,198 of the above PCNs, as issued to 28,423 unique vehicles.”

They added: “Please note that the payment to PCNs will increase as more fines are paid over time. Where a representation has been received and considered, a request for further evidence can be made and the PCN will remain frozen whilst the requested information is provided. If the representation is accepted, the PCN will be cancelled.

“If it is rejected, the motorist still has a right of appeal to an independent assessor in the London courts. This process can take up to three months, meaning it may take some time before an accurate figure of PCNs paid can be recorded .”