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Where are drivers charged for driving?

In the congestion charge zone in central London

1

When was the congestion charge introduced?

The 17th February 2003 in central London and was later introduced in west London on the 19th February 2007

2

How much is the payment and when do you have to pay it?

£8 and is required each day for each vehicle while travels within the zone between 7am and 6pm (Monday to Friday only)

3

What is the fine for not paying?

Between £60 and £180

4

What vehicles do not have to pay?

Taxis
Emergency services
Alternative fuel vehicles
(Residents are entitled to a discount)

5

What is the aim of the congestion charge?

To discourage drivers from using the zone during peak hours and use public transport instead. The money generated is used to improve public transport.

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How successful has it been?

Traffic congestion, accidents and pollution levels have all been reduced.
There has been an increased investment in public transport
Bus services are more reliable
Retail sales inside the congestion charging zone have increased

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