Seems that Nick Freeman (Manchester Solicitor aka Mr Loophole) and Noel Wilcox (Hertfordshire Scaffold Company CEO) have successfully had LEZ and ULEZ charges, PFN’s and fines over tuned in the Courts. Their cases being based on inadequate signage, anyone having paid a charge or received/paid a PPN or received/paid a fine is encouraged to appeal.
we have too much signage as it is, so most of it is ignored by many drivers, and then it becomes usless.
What would make sense is to make standardized policies and symbols. We have the C for toll roads, and need an equivalent for ULEZ and other similar schemes. This which would also need 0standardization, so if you’re compliant in London you also are in Birmingham, and one autopay etc
I get that and I’m all in favour of removing clutter where we can.
I’m in favour of the ULEZ but I can see the First Tier Tribunal’s point, the signage should warn there is a fine for not complying. It doesn’t need an extra sign, it needs better wording on the existing signs.
this is a rare occasion indeed, where I need to agree with NT.
there are several publications now showing the ULEZ has not impacted in air quality since its implementation, furthermore has not helped to significantly reduce pollution related diseases as it claims. The major of London and TFL have obviously ignored these reports and gone ahead on the money making scheme of course, which this is nothing else but. Very few people can afford London nowadays and this is only impacting on the lower earners.
The road between me and the park I enjoy jogging around runs parallel to the NCR. Prior to ULEZ, whenever the NCR got jammed up, that road would be the alternative route for many cars and I could hardly breath to get from my house to the park. Since ULEZ, while it remains an alternative to the NCR, my lungs tell me the quality of the air is much improved. So I don’t really care how much ‘evidence’ there is that ULEZ doesn’t make much difference, my body tells me otherwise.
And I’m afraid I think the argument about it being a revenue stream is a bit irrelevant. If it is removed as a revenue stream, what do you think they will do? Roll over? No, they will get their money another way.
While we are on finance, why is it Khan’s fault? Wasn’t bringing in ULEZ a condition of funding imposed by the government?
Does a no right turn sign also need a notice that there’s consequences for ignoring it?
It should use standard symbols, so a red circle with a pulluting vehicle in, or similar, but the whole point of using symbols is to not need text that won’t be read
it possibly didnt, but the highway code isnt a fixed thing, it can be (and is) updated, and as responsible motorists it is our duty to keep up to date on that.
If London followed the clean air zone system used in many cities in England, it would have the same signage and lead to less confusion. Im not too sure why TFL are not doing this, i assume they want their own standard to be set.
The CAZ signage is better than the LEZ and ULEZ signage but could have been even better in that it differentiates between vehicle types by alphanumerics where:
A = Euro 6 buses, coaches, diesel taxis & private hire vehicles. Euro 4 petrol taxis & private hire vehicles;
B = All of the above plus Euro VI heavy goods vehicles;
C = All of the above plus Euro 6 diesel light goods vehicles and Euro 4 petrol light goods vehicles;
D = All of the above plus Euro 6 diesel cars, Euro 4 petrol cars and Euro 3 motorcycles.
Why didn’t they use an array of icons representing a bus, lorry, van, car and motorcycle similar to the bus lane signage?