Drivers in England warned they will have to pay £180 after 'refusing' to cooperate

One in 10 drivers are ignoring Ulez fines despite Sadiq Khan insisting "it’s not about making money". The London Mayor, from the Labour Party, who are now heading up the new government, has rolled out Ulez rules across the capital in a net-zero push.

Despite the £12 charge for motorists, a swathe of drivers are refusing to pay for fines. Since January, more than one million penalties have been given to drivers who breach the Ulez rules in place across the capital city in the south of England.

Despite this, out of one million fines issued, according to a Freedom of Information request, only 183,097 PCN fines have been paid by drivers. A spokesperson for TfL said: “The Ulez is not about making money. It will lead to cleaner air while generating ever smaller net revenues, as has been the case with the previous expansion to inner London where people switched to greener vehicles.

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“Any net revenue received from Ulez is reinvested into running and improving London’s transport network, such as expanding bus routes in outer London.” If drivers fail to pay the daily fee, they could be fined £180 and given 28 days to pay. If someone pays the fine within 14 days, they will only be charged £90.

You may be issued with a PCN if your vehicle does not meet ULEZ emissions standards and you are not exempt or registered for a 100% discount or your vehicle does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards and you haven't paid the correct charge by midnight on the third day after travelling in the zone.

You can also be fined if you paid the charge for an incorrect number plate (vehicle registration mark) or incorrect day of travel or if you paid by post less than 10 days before your date of travel.