ULEZ fine for EU visitors risk damaging London's reputation

After the Guardian revealed that TfL has been threatened with legal action over allegations of unlawfully obtaining the details of EU drivers in order to fine them for Ultra Low Emisson Zone "breaches" – which often simply means a failure to register a compliant vehicle before arriving – Caroline Pidgeon has called for an urgent investigation.

Caroline said:

“It is extremely worrying to hear that TfL could be collecting its data from drivers unlawfully.

“The extent of fines being issued to visitors from the EU, many incorrectly, demonstrates that the rules are not being communicated clearly to tourists, something which I have raised with TfL in the past only to be brushed off.

"If this issue is not solved urgently, it risks seriously damaging London’s reputation as being open to visitors.”

Read more in The Guardian.