Newcastle City Council data reveals how many motorists have been fined since CLean Air Zone introduction

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The council has released a month by month breakdown.

Newcastle City Council has released information on the total number of fines issued as a result of the new Clean Air Zones which were introduced to the city at the start of this year.

Since the Clean Air Zones were launched on Monday, January 30 a total of 6,364 penalty charge notices have been issued to drivers who have not paid the Clean Air Zone charge when they should.

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Registered vehicle drivers are responsible for paying a daily charge for driving within the Clean Air Zones if their vehicle does not comply with local emission rules.

The first set of tolls began in Newcastle on January 30, 2023.The first set of tolls began in Newcastle on January 30, 2023.
The first set of tolls began in Newcastle on January 30, 2023.

These payments can be made up to six days before the day of travel or six days after the day of travel in addition to the day itself.

Payments can be made through the national online service which can be found on the Government website.

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In total, the month by month breakdown for penalty charge notices for late payments following use of Newcastle’s Clean Air Zones are as follows:

February – 1,658 notices

March – 1,578 notices

April – 942 notices

May – 1,004 notices

June – 1,182 notices

Information is correct up to Friday, June 30.

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The figures relate to the date the notice was sent rather than the date of the offence, meaning any notices from the final days of January will be included as part of February’s data.

Anyone with a vehicle which does not comply with the Clean Air Zones can apply for a grant to improve or replace their vehicle. Nearly £1 million has already been awarded to local motorists.