Thousands hit with £60 fine after new driving law-shake up – don’t get caught out

Thousands of motorists have been fined £60 after the introduction of a new driving law.

Almost 3,000 fines have been imposed across Glasgow since the low emission zone came into force last month.

On the first day of the new Lez law in the city, fewer cars drove at the city's entrance to the LEZ


On the first day of the new Lez law in the city, fewer cars drove at the city’s entrance to the LEZ

The figures show that in June 2922 fine notices (PCN) were issued.

Drivers with a car that fails to meet the requirements in the designated areas face a £60 fine, doubled for each subsequent offence.

The council had previously failed to disclose the figures by rejecting an application under environmental information regulations.

It’s understood the local authority wants to keep the exact location of cameras catching criminals confidential.

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The fines alone netted the council £175,320.

Drivers who commit more than one offense in a day were given a grace period before the penalties were fully implemented earlier this month.

The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) affects old diesel vehicles and more modern petrol vehicles.

It covers the area of ​​Glasgow city center bounded by the M8 motorway to the north and west, the River Clyde to the south and the Saltmarket and High Street to the east.

The Autobahn itself is not included in the LEZ.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “To allow for an adjustment period, non-compliant vehicles detected in Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone received a maximum of one fine notice during the zone’s first month of operation, June 2023.”

“The levying of surcharges, allowing for a doubling of the fine for subsequent LEZ violations, began in July and will begin after the first notification of charges is expected to be received by the registered keeper of the vehicle.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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