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.