How do I check congestion zone?

If you’ve driven into the Congestion Charging zone there’s no way to find out if your vehicle’s number plate was recorded or not, other than wait to see if you get a letter or fine through the post.

Where is the congestion zone extending to?

The ultra-low emission zone is due to expand from central London to the boundaries of the North and South Circular roads, here is everything you need to know ahead of the major change for motorists in London.

Where are the congestion zone cameras?

Cameras are placed at every entrance and exit from the Congestion Charge zone. There is a black and white camera for each lane of traffic to capture registration plates, and a colour camera recording an overview of the whole road.

How can I avoid the Congestion Charge zone?

How do I avoid the congestion charge?

  1. Download an app.
  2. Check routes before you set off.
  3. Visit the city at a certain time.
  4. Keep your eyes on the road.
  5. Park outside the zone.
  6. Travel together.
  7. Pay your congestion charge.

How do I avoid the congestion zone on Google Maps?

Below the ‘Destinations’ section on Google Maps, you should find an ‘Options’ hyperlink. Click on that and one of the options which comes up is ‘Avoid’. Tick the box next to ‘Tolls’ and your route should refresh, giving you a route which circumnavigates the Congestion Zone.

Is Blackwall Tunnel in congestion zone?

Alternative crossings Drivers of vehicles that do not meet these restrictions should use Tower Bridge or the Blackwall Tunnel, both of which are outside the Congestion Charging zone and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Is congestion zone being extended?

It covers the same area as the Congestion Charge zone until 25 October 2021 when it expands. From 25 October 2021, ULEZ is expanding from central London to create a single larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). Find out how to prepare for the ULEZ expansion.

What is the new congestion zone?

From 25 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding from central London up to (but not including) the North Circular and South Circular roads. The ULEZ is central to the Mayor of London’s plans to improve Londoners’ health.

How are congestion charges monitored?

A black and white camera takes a close-up image of the vehicle number plate, with a colour camera taking a wider ‘contextual’ image of the relevant vehicle. All our cameras have an integrated Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) computer system. This means that the ER is produced at the roadside.

Are there Congestion Charge cameras inside the zone?

Unlike other countries, though, there are no tolls or checkpoints to pay the charge as you enter the congestion zone, but there is an army of cameras that read registration numbers and photograph vehicles as they travel inside the zone and especially across the boundaries.

Can Google Maps avoid congestion zone?

What area does the Congestion Charge cover?

central London
The Congestion Charge applies to most vehicles entering central London. Make sure you know how it might affect your visit. The Congestion Charge applies between 7am and 10pm, seven days a week, except Christmas Day.

When did the London Congestion Charge Zone end?

, the London charge zone is still one of the largest congestion charge zones in the world, despite the removal of the Western Extension which operated between February 2007 and January 2011.

Is there heavy industry in the Congestion Charge Zone?

There is little heavy industry within the zone. Signs have been erected and symbols painted on the road to help drivers define the congestion charge area.

What was the original boundary of the congestion charge?

The original and current boundary of the zone is sometimes referred to as the London Inner Ring Road.

Where are the exempt routes in London congestion charge?

TfL had defined some free through routes, where drivers did not have to pay the charge. The main route was defined by the western boundary of the original zone Vauxhall Bridge Road, Grosvenor Place, Park Lane and Edgware Road, with some additions around Victoria. The Westway was the other exempt route.