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