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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 15-12-2017, 14:47
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This is turning out to be a very useful thread albeit a bit late for the OP

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Thanks to all of you for taking time to post good helpful information in response to my post.
Maybe it will help people and stop them doing the same as me in the future.
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Will let you know the outcome and if they show Mercy or the full extent of the law .
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i wonder where the money goes off all these fines and charges. does it all go back to TFL for improving the environment and roads or is it syphoned off for some other cause's?
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It is a bit of a stealth tax to catch the unwary and as you say very excessive charge.
I have appealed but I know I've got no chance just delaying the inevitable .
Penalty s £500.00 be paid in 14 days if not paid rises to £1000.00 then to £1500.00.
According to the TFL website you have 28 days to pay or make representations. Only then does the charge rise by 50%. If you pay within 14 days the charge is reduced by 50%. I am unsure as to why some on here think that your vehicle doesn't fall within a category. Again the TFL website is clear. The relevant table of vehicle categories shows MOTOR CARAVANS more than 3.5tonnes gvw - £200 (per day)

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Hi Caulkhead , I know I am over 3.5 tonnes and my pre paid charge is £200.00 as a phg vehicle but the fine is £500.00 for not pre paying which is what I am being charged for . Will be a bit more carefull where I drive around London in the future.
You would think they would give me the opportunity to pay the charge not just automatically charge me the higher amount for making a mistake.

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Hi Caulkhead , I know I am over 3.5 tonnes and my pre paid charge is £200.00 as a phg vehicle but the fine is £500.00 for not pre paying which is what I am being charged for . Will be a bit more carefull where I drive around London in the future.
You would think they would give me the opportunity to pay the charge not just automatically charge me the higher amount for making a mistake.
Hopefully the fact that you have triggered the appeals process will suspend the 14 day period in which the fine is reduced by 50%. If your appeal is successful, which I sincerely hope it is, then great! If not I hope you still have the opportunity to pay the reduced amount.

It does seem extremely heavy handed to simply weigh in with the PCN rather than giving you the chance to pay the charge for entering the LEZ on just one occasion. There records must show that you have never entered the LEZ before. Talk about a sledgehammer to crack a nut!!!

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Dartford Tunnel give you the opportunity to pay the basic fee late if you forget on a once off basis only. It's in the small print of the notice they send you.

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Good to know about LEZ. I didn't. Just checked the website. My moho (under 3.5t) is FREE. Bonus!

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