Ulez (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Emma Best Emma Best Conservative

What work is being done to review cases where compliant vehicles have been issued with ULEZ fines to ensure this does not happen?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Up to the 14January Transport for London (TfL) has identified that 122 warning notices were incorrectly issued to compliant vehicles in the expanded ULEZ; all have been cancelled and a letter of apology sent to affected motorists.

This is a timing issue caused by changes occurring to individual vehicle statuses due to private number plate transfers. When a private registration is transferred from a non-compliant vehicle to a compliant vehicle there may be a short period in which TfL’s compliance checker gives an incorrect result. This is because it can take up to four weeks for DVLA data to be updated once a motorist has completed a plate transfer.

In cases where this occurs, TfL asks the motorist to provide evidence of the plate transfer to a compliant vehicle. On receipt of this information the database will be updated and any penalties will be cancelled. Transport for London publish a detailed breakdown of compliance, payments received and fixed penalty notices issued each quarter in a series of Ultra Low Emission Zone factsheets, which can be found online here: https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/ultra-low-emission-zone.