Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 6 October 2023

ULEZ Camera Deactivated for Wrongly Penalising Drivers

Vandalism of ULEZ cameras has increased as critics call the rollout of the ULEZ expansion ‘rushed’ and protests ramp up from locals against the London mayor.

A camera erected to enforce London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in Harrow, north-west London, had to be deactivated after wrongly penalising over 900 motorists, according to authorities.

Transport for London (TfL) publicly apologised, confirming that affected drivers have been refunded. The incident prompted TfL to reposition the camera, located at the Old Redding junction towards Common Road, while ensuring all boundary cameras were correctly placed.

This comes after Harrow Council urgently requested TfL to investigate erroneous fines issued to drivers who hadn’t entered the ULEZ zone.

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s implementation of TfL enforcement vans, equipped with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology to deter non-compliant vehicles, has also raised concerns.

In August, the ULEZ zone expanded to include outer London, leading to a daily charge of £12.50 for drivers of polluting vehicles in all 32 boroughs.

A Disaster for People

Meanwhile, Harrow Council leadership criticised the ULEZ implementation during a recent council meeting, describing it as a “disaster for people.”

At the meeting, Marilyn Ashton, the deputy leader of Harrow council, 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, and there are severe difficulties.

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

A TfL spokesperson said: “We apologise for this error. Unfortunately this camera was incorrectly positioned.

“It was switched off once we were informed of the error and has been repositioned. We have refunded any charges that were wrongly issued.”

Speaking to The Epoch Times, Howard Cox, founder of FairFuel UK and Reform UK candidate for London mayor, said: “What Harrow shows is not only the incompetence of TfL’s planning installation team but also how rushed to get the ULEZ expansion in place by August 29.

“It begs a question as to how many other cameras are sighted in wrong positions. It seems grabbing ULEZ fees remains the priority for Sadiq Khan’s dishonest regime.”

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