Sadiq Khan under fire from London motorists
MAYOR Sadiq Khan has come under fire as his much-expanded Ultra-Low Emission Zone came into force in London this week.
It has left some motorists reeling at the prospect of paying £12.50 per day to drive in the capital.
The ULEZ now spreads from the centre of the capital to cover all roads within the North and South Circulars.
To help improve air quality, drivers of older vehicles deemed to be the most polluting must pay a £12.50 ULEZ fee. The charge mostly affects drivers of petrol cars built before 2005, and diesel cars before 2015.
It caused fury on social media, with user Jason MacLeod posting: “It’s a stealth tax hitting motorists. Its madness, just money grabbing as Khan always overspends.”
Darren Armogan wrote: “Sadiq Khan, you and your ULEZ plan is utter rubbish.”