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New rules that drivers need to know before hitting the road

The rules regarding London’s congestion charge zones are set to change.

Drivers in London are currently charged £15 daily if they travel in a congested area between 7am and 10pm every day.

The rules regarding London's congestion charge zones are set to change.

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The rules regarding London’s congestion charge zones are set to change.Credit: Getty
Drivers in London now have to pay a daily £15 charge if they travel in a congested area (pictured) between 7am and 10pm every day

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Drivers in London now have to pay a daily £15 charge if they travel in a congested area (pictured) between 7am and 10pm every day

From Monday, however, the hours will be reduced – meaning motorists will only be charged for traveling in the area between 7am and 6pm on weekdays.

Meanwhile on weekends and bank holidays the zone – which includes central London – will be in effect from 12pm to 6pm.

Fees will remain the same at £15.

The congested zone operates all days of the year except Christmas Day and the days before from December 25 until after New Year’s Day.

Transport for London said the change was made in the hope of giving the capital’s hotel and nightlife businesses a boost after they were hit during the Covid pandemic.

Last June, regional fees temporarily in London an extra 30% – £3.50.

TfL said this was brought in under the terms of the Government’s £1.6 billion bailout.

They believe the increased fees could cut car trips by a third and encourage more people to walk or cycle.

https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8386661/congestion-charge-zone-changes-london/ New rules that drivers need to know before hitting the road

Fry Electronics Team

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