FTA HAS reacted to Leeds and Birmingham Councils’ decision to delay the start of their Clean Air Zones, by saying it was the only step available to them, and the right thing to do.
FTA agrees that the cities seem insufficiently prepared to have the necessary systems in place. ‘You cannot start a regulation without a reliable way to comply with it in place and tested. There is simply too much chance that things launched at the last minute will go wrong, leading to chaos for HGV and van operators serving these two major cities,’ said the association
‘Government needs to develop these systems asap and demonstrate they are reliable and accurate. Only then should councils definitively commit to start dates for any Clean Air Zones.’