Ulez refunds given to almost a THOUSAND drivers after Sadiq Khan's botched scheme wrongly fines vehicles

Sadiq Khan next to his Ulez camera
Sadiq Khan next to his Ulez camera
Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 05/10/2023

- 07:25

Updated: 05/10/2023

- 10:19

TfL incorrecly fined drivers who passed through Harrow's Old Redding Junction, which is outside of the Ulez boundary

Transport for London (TfL) has incorrectly fined almost a thousand drivers who were caught by Ulez cameras that were placed in the wrong place.

Drivers were left infuriated after they were wrongly charged for driving through Harrow’s Old Redding Junction, which is just outside the Ulez border.

TfL has said that 927 motorists were charged over a space of two weeks.

They have now refunded all that were wrongly fined and issued an apology.

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Confused residents altered Harrow council that they were being charged the daily £12.50 fee, despite being outside of the scheme’s boundary.

Marilyn Ashton, the deputy leader of Harrow council slammed the scheme for being “badly implemented”.

The conservative said: “We in Harrow have one particular borough, Hertfordshire, which abuts the northern boundary. Most of it is in Stanmore ward, some of it just goes into Harrow Weald ward, and there are severe difficulties there.

“People have been photographed, unfortunately, driving along Old Redding and turning left into Common Road. A lady was telling me she had been fined £12.50 and she couldn’t understand why, because she was driving on a non-Ulez road.”


She commented that many people in Harrow took to social media to complain about the issue.

“I just think this is a complete disaster for people. It’s not thought through properly, it’s not implemented correctly. There’s all sorts of problems now with the anomalies of Brockley Hill, which is not in Ulez but there’s cameras everywhere so you can’t go anywhere. The whole thing is badly implemented, it’s an unfair tax and I just wish Sadiq Khan would listen.”

The cameras have now been moved and checked to ensure they are operating within the zone, TfL has said.

However, the transport body clarified that no-one had been fined but instead had received charges for driving non-compliant vehicles.

The charges were automatic and fines were only issued if the driver failed to pay the charged on time, TfL stated.

Ulez camera are used to detect when drivers enter the low-emission zone, spotting non-compliant vehicles and charging them a £12.50 daily fee.

Sadiq Khan’s controversial scheme began in 2019 but was expanded in August to affect boroughs in Greater London.

A Ulez sign

The Ulez expanded on August 29


Many furious motorists have protested the scheme in a variety of different ways.

Yesterday, it was revealed by the Metropolitan Police that hundreds of Ulez cameras have been damaged or stolen in the last six months.

Since April, 200 of Sadiq Khan's hated ULEZ cameras have been stolen and 595 vandalised.

TfL said: “Vandalism on our network is unacceptable and all incidents are reported to the police for investigation.

“Criminal damage to Ulez cameras puts the perpetrators at risk of prosecution and life-changing injuries, while simultaneously risking the safety of the public.

“Camera vandalism will not stop the Ulez operating London-wide.”

Angry motorists and residents have also taken to the street to protest against the clean-air scheme.

On October 2, protest group Action Against Ulez, demonstrated outside Khan’s home.

They pitched tents and raised signs outside Khan’s property in Tooting, south London.

The group branded the Ulez cameras as 'scameras' and demanded that Khan step down as mayor.

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