I guess some of you are aware, I had to learn my lesson hard way.
The exempt vehicles from the Congestion fine charge, have to be registered from now. As the DVLA details of the vehicle are not enough, or maybe TfL need to gain some income?
Storyline: So last week Monday/Tuesday due to not the best weather and snowy “side” roads I have to use my car to get to work. I was doing it every now and then (for example when bike have service or smth). On Friday in the post ticket with fine for not paying congestion charge. And another one will arrive probably today. Car is hybrid Toyota Prius.
So now even when you have a hybrid and even when this car have full details in DVLA and the TfL have access to these details you need to register and they may or may not allow you to drive in. So what is the point of “greener cars”?
I wonder how many people, just like me drove into the City without checking are they still allowed to do so or not. Lucky for me I decided to back on bike for rest of the week…
So it is a shame that company trying to gain income using not transparent, clear and well advertised rules.
That’s end of my very polite rant.
ps. now I’m waiting until some knobhead decide to charge motorbikes and the only way to find it out will be getting fine after a week of riding in (so roughly £300)
If your Prius is older than the 2009 model it may not be exempt now anyway. However, if your car would have been exempt had you been registered, you might find they would accept an appeal (I didn’t know I had to register, sorry, I know now and have registered).
Maybe because last more than year I’ll never got ticket. And maybe because the requirement now is added to the webpage (why added, different font and font size, quite obvious). I have checked this when I bought this car some time back, and then last year for friend. And the journey is always the same, so the same cameras, areas, roads, did not pick me up for all this time.
That’s why I think is not entirely down to my incompetence in that matter
The only mistake which I’ve made is not to check this year is there are any changes.
Well thats just your opinion in a whole world of opinions…I’m going to start a thread on the troubles of the world today, so we can all dribble over whats wrong with the world…Then go for a ride out sticking to the speed limits everywhere I go… Maybe I will buy a PAN EUROPEAN and a white helmet with high viz stripes and Paniers.