LOW EMISSION Zones (LEZs) have now been formally introduced across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen, after plans were agreed at local authority level and have now also been approved by Scottish Ministers.
Local grace periods until enforcement commences have now begun:
- In Glasgow, the LEZ already applies to buses. For other vehicle types, enforcement commences on 1 June 2023 (1 June 2024 for residents within the zone)
- Edinburgh will commence enforcement on 1 June 2024, Dundee on 30 May 2024 and Aberdeen on 1 June 2024.
Vehicles that do not meet the emission standards set for a Low Emission Zone will not be able to drive within the zone. A penalty charge will be payable by the registered keeper of a vehicle when a non-compliant vehicle enters the LEZ.
- To find out the minimum emissions standards, be sure to visit Scotland’s Clean Air Roadshow to be held at Murrayfield Stadium on Tuesday 18th October. Register now by going to the Transport News website www.transportnews.co.uk and click on the Clean Air button at the end of the top red nav bar.