Air pollution caused by cars has been on the rise. For this reason, London decision-makers, such as Sadiq Khan, have had to come up with ways to make sure pollution decreases. One of these ways is encouraging the use of low emission cars that are ULEZ compliant. With the adoption of ULEZ comes many issues regarding Londoner’s cars and the consequences of not adhering to the rules. If you are driving in London, you’ll need to know about ULEZ. One of the things you need to do is figure out if your car is compliant and what to do if not. Here are a couple of tips from us that will help.
How to know if your car is ULEZ compliant
You can check “is my car ulez compliant compliant?” here. If your car isn’t compliant you will get fined when you drive in London’s ULEZ. To help avoid getting a fine it’s best to check your ULEZ compliance before you set off on your journey. Since your car is registered in the system, it only takes a few seconds to check if your car is ULEZ compliant or not. If your car is not a ULEZ complaint, you will need to decide whether to change your car, change parts of your car or continue paying the ULEZ fine every time you enter the zone.
How do I make my car ULEZ compliant?
It’s very costly to make a non ULEZ compliant car, compliant. To do this you will need to change your engine and potentially your exhaust. Your compliance is based on how much fuel you burn and the number of toxic fumes you produce. Changing your engine will likely be very costly and in most cases wouldn’t make financial sense for you to go through the trouble of making it a compliant car. The best way to go about it is to either use a different means of transport in the compliance area or choose to sell your car and get a compliant vehicle.
You can apply for exemption from the ULEZ compliance.
If you find that your car is not compliant, you have the choice of applying for an exemption. There is specific regulation on getting exempt from being a complaint. Cars built before 1973 can be exempt from being compliant. You can also file for an exemption if you own a taxi no more than 15 years old. These exceptions mean you won’t have to pay the fine every time you get into the zone.
While it might seem excessive, fines have been put in place to essentially make London’s streets healthier places and reduce the number of people who are hospitalised, and even die, each year due to air pollution.
Check your vehicle today to see if you’re ULEZ exempt. If your vehicle isn’t you will need to weigh up the cost benefits of switching to a cleaner model. You can also use public transport to get from A to B.