You may or may not know that as of yesterday the congestion charge was raised to £11.50 a day!
The congestion charge was introduced in 2003 on the 17th February. To this day it remains to be one of the biggest congestion charges in the world. The charge was introduced to try and relieve some of the congestion around the city centre with all of the charged monies going to London’s transport system. The reinvested money is used to improve Transport for London and its networks.
The congestion charge must be paid if you pass through the congestion zone Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 and 18:00, although there are a few exceptions for specific vehicles or individuals. Also, the charge does not apply on weekends, bank holidays or the period between Christmas Day and New Years!
If the charge is not paid you will receive a PCN and the fine could be anywhere between £65 and £195! (Probably best to just pay the £11.50).
For more information check out this website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge and don’t forget to let us know what you think by leaving a comment below, tweet us @BigMotoring or post our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BigMotoringWorld