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Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
edited July 2023 in Coffee lounge
Just heard today - that ULEZ scheme is going ahead in London - meaning that many drivers are going to have to fork out an extra £12.50 per day to drive within  the M25
There does not appear to be "free pass" for disabled drivers - even blue badge holders - instead only if your vehicle is registered as a "disabled vehicle with free road tax" - do you get to pay zero.....
Luckily, I don't live anywhere near London, but often need to go to Queens Square for check ups - my car is not registered for free road tax - and is not the lowest band of polluting - I do receive enhanced PIP Mobility (I cannot use public transport) - so am expected to pay £12.50 every visit - what will happen when I refuse to pay ?

Comments

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger
    Probably a fine.

    Not saying I agree with it just I think that's what will happen.

    Out of curiosity, why don't you register your car for nil tax?
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    edited July 2023
    66Mustang said:
    Probably a fine.

    Not saying I agree with it just I think that's what will happen.

    Out of curiosity, why don't you register your car for nil tax?

    Never got round to it - it has to be done in person at the post office
    and our nearest post office that does car tax is 12 miles away
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,144 Disability Gamechanger
    Ah OK fair enough!
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 44,024 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes @Wibbles my daughter is considering selling her car as she too will be charged to use it. She is no where near central London 
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    Another tax on motorists ?  My car is classed as clean for car tax and is £0 per annum but cars like that will still be charged the £12.50

    @Wibbles if you don't pay, there will be a PCN ... £160 I've read  :o  Non payment of that ... bailiffs fees on top.  Money maker.

    From September Wales are dropping all 30mph zones to 20 mph ...  6 people a year won't get knocked over but the cost to clutches will sky rocket, along with Mobile Camera revenue.
    They can't give free dinners to kids over the Summer holidays, but can spend £27 million changing signs
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,461 Disability Gamechanger
    Wibbles said:
    66Mustang said:
    Probably a fine.

    Not saying I agree with it just I think that's what will happen.

    Out of curiosity, why don't you register your car for nil tax?

    Never got round to it - it has to be done in person at the post office
    and our nearest post office that does car tax is 12 miles away

    Do you have someone that can go for you?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    In 2022 there were 33 million plus cars in the UK, some households have more then one car. Population of the UK approx 67 million. 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    rebel11 said:
    In 2022 there were 33 million plus cars in the UK, some households have more then one car. Population of the UK approx 67 million. 
    How many of those cars are actually being driven at any one time? 

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