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Tom59
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:08 pm    Post subject: Low Emission Zone Reply with quote

I drove to the outskirts of London the other day and saw a sign saying Low Emission Zone This lettering was enclosed in a green circle and accompanied by a sign for a camera. A little bit further down the road, I saw a gantry with what appeared to be four small cameras mounted on it. The warning sign advised leaving the motorway at the next junction.
What's all this about? Surprised
Should I leave the motorway or not?? I hadn't a clue. Everyone else stayed on the motorway, so I did too.
How does this work? I assume the camera is for ANPR. Are cars over a certain age banned from the "Clean Zone"? Are you only allowed to proceed if you use LPG?
Am I going to get a NIP through the post?
Does anyone know how this works please?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google Low Emission Zone. If you were in a car it doesn't affect you.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be OK if you were in the car, click Here for more information about the vehicles affected by this which is yet another tax on motorists in this country IMO - Mike
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both for the quick pointers. I must be like an ostrich, I never heard anything about this until I saw the sign the other day!
I think that you are right Mike, it will not affect car drivers (yet), but this is going to cause price increases for anything which is transported in or out of the city by road transport.
Clever move by Gordon & Co., "Tax the hauliers, but not the public", unfortunately, the public are going to pick up the bill in the long run.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This only affects older lorries and coaches at the moment, newer lorries have a small tank of 'Adblue' which I think injects into the exhaust reducing emissions so they do not get charged. People who drive camper vans over a certain age apparently will be included in a couple of years.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a the monet it only affects hgv's and coches that below euro 3these veihcles donot need adblue. (yet another goverment tax rip off ) Twisted Evil some trucks at euro 5 dont need adblue as the use egr exhaust gas recirulation.

euro 6 that comes in a few yeas time everything will on adblue or on hydrgen Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even some of the new Fire engines in london use adblue

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it depends on the chassis manufacturer in the main they have for SGR ie adblue though some do offer EGR (non adblue).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't affect any older lorry which can have a specific exhast modification on it, but all lorries must pass a certain level on the emissions test. This is only a temporary situation though as this is only faze one. Next year it gets tougher as vans and busses get included and the emissions bar gets raised.

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