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19/06/06
Congestion Charge Rules Eased
- Forgetful drivers given an extra day to pay up

Congestion Charge Rules Eased (Copyright Transport for London 2005)SPEED bumps, speed cameras, parking meters, wheel-clamps… motorists feel they’ve been in a series of losing battles for years, but today it’s good news as drivers who forget to pre-pay the Congestion Charge will now have more time to come up with the necessary after the event.

"If motorists forget to pay on the day they’ll have an extra day to avoid receiving a penalty charge," explained London Mayor Ken Livingstone.

Until today, the forgetful motorist had until midnight of the day of entering the Congestion Charge zone to pay up, but now they’ll have until midnight of the following day, albeit with a supplementary charge of UKP2. That adds up to a total fee of UKP10 compared to UKP8 for those who pre-pay or pay before midnight of the first day.

Previously, there had been a UKP100 fine for those who missed paying by midnight of the first day.

Correction:

Our 16th June story about the Sleepover at London Dungeon erroneously confused Scouts with the Boys' Brigade.

It was members of a Tottenham Boys' Brigade group, the 133rd London (Haringey) Company of the Boys' Brigade to be exact, that slept overnight at the fearsome attraction, not a Tottenham scout pack.

Apologies to all concerned and thanks to all those who wrote to point out our error.



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