Congestion Charges. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
This week, Capital FM are sending a reporter to try various different
methods of getting into London each day and seeing how long it takes.
The five methods they plan to use are car, bicycle, PTW, running and
horse & cart!

Our intrepid traveller leaves a car park near Wandsworth Bridge
roundabout and heads for the radio studio at Leicester Square.

So far the results are:
Monday: Car - 44 minutes
Tuesday: Bicycle - 30 minutes
Wednesday: Scooter: 31 minutes.

When asked today why it took longer on the scooter than the bike, the
reporter replied "Well you have to stop for red traffic lights on a
scooter".

It was also reported that TfL are
in trouble with the ASA for publishing an advert suggesting that the
majority of the income from the charge will go on improving public
transport. In fact, it goes on administration.
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These are my own opinions, and not necessarily those of all Toads.
Congestion Charges. - Mark (RLBS)
Thursday: Bus - 55 minutes
Congestion Charges. - HF
i heard today, from the lady serving at the counter in Sainsbury's, (as you do), that according to the Daily Mail, several people, one a magistrate, have already received notices about failure to pay the congestion charge. All of these people, apparently, can prove they were elsewhere at the time.

Either a Mail wind-up, or numberplate thefts as has been suggested here many times....?
HF
Congestion Charges. - volvoman
Not sure what the penalties for cloning are but I'd bet they're comparitively lenient !
Congestion Charges. - malteser
It would seem to offer a wonderful business opportunity for a number plate maker who can devise an easily fixed and removed set of plates! The chance of being caught with false plates must be very low and well worth the risk!
Congestion Charges. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
We've discussed this before.

Driving on false plates can get up to 2 years in clink. Driving without plates gets twenty quid non-endorsable and a note form a friendly bobby to get it sorted. (Even the paperwork to do that won't be worthwhile if you cover rather than remove them)

Everyone remove your plates!
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These are my own opinions, and not necessarily those of all Toads.
Congestion Charges. - volvoman
Why am I not surprised at just how stupid that law is Toad ?

BTW I wonder how many of those driving on false plates a) get caught and b) get the full 2 years when they have been ?
Congestion Charges. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
BTW I wonder how many of those driving on false plates
a) get caught


Almost none.

b) get the full 2 years when
they have been ?


None.


Oddly I don't think the law is *that* stupid.

If I take my plate of and trip a camera I haven't hurt anyone.

If I put your plates on and trip a camera you end up with a conviction for failure to ID me.
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Congestion Charges. - volvoman
I agree Toad - it's the £20 slap on the wrist for driving without plates that I find ridiculous.
Congestion Charges. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
I agree Toad - it's the £20 slap on the wrist
for driving without plates that I find ridiculous.


If you get caught multiple times the DVLA remove your plate and you have to apply for Q plates!!!!

And you wouldn't find 20 quid a slap on the wrist if a police car waited next to a muddy ford for you to get the plate covered!!!
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Congestion Charges. - No Do$h
And you wouldn't find 20 quid a slap on the wrist
if a police car waited next to a muddy ford for
you to get the plate covered!!!


What's the make of car got to do with it?
Congestion Charges. - Toad, of Toad Hall.
What's the make of car got to do with it?


If you Ka?nt think of anything better than that we?ll will have to Escort you off the premises!
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Congestion Charges. - Clear Spot
fyi - the plate on my caravan is attached by velcro.
CS
Congestion Charges. - Flat in Fifth
>> What's the make of car got to do with it?
If you Ka?nt think of anything better than that we?ll will
have to Escort you off the premises!
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Thats a bit of a Classic Toad! Now whilst you're feeling all Popular, have you been down to the Consul about that extradition yet, or is it in Transit? Perhaps ought to look up my stars in the paper to see what the Zodiac has in store.

Sorry silly mood, Ka'rnt wait for Friday to start the Fiesta!
Congestion Charges. - Steady Eddie
Surely you could get the right plates for the year.>> >> I agree Toad - it's the £20 slap on the
wrist
>> for driving without plates that I find ridiculous.
If you get caught multiple times the DVLA remove your plate
and you have to apply for Q plates!!!!
And you wouldn't find 20 quid a slap on the wrist
if a police car waited next to a muddy ford for
you to get the plate covered!!!
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These are my own opinions, and not necessarily those of all
Toads.
Congestion Charges. - martint123
Here you go:- www.asa.org.uk (way too long) try this one:-
tinyurl.com/6f55
Complaint:
Objections to a poster, headlined, "Where will all the Cash from the congestion charge go? Improving transport in London." Copy was in white on a dark grey tarmac background and text at the foot of the advertisement stated, "7.00am to 6.30pm. Monday to Friday. www.cclondon.com. 0845 900 1234" beside the Transport for London logo. The complainants:

1. objected that the advertisement misleadingly implied that revenue would immediately be spent on improving transport in London when, for the first few years, it would be spent on collecting and administering the charge and

2. challenged whether "transport" would be improved because for motorists journeys were unlikely to "improve".

Muddy Ford. - M.M
There's a company near here where I know several of the guys visit cental London several days a week. Because the roads out here are pretty filthy in the winter you often can hardly read their number plates.

This week I see the plates (but not the cars) have been neatly cleaned.

Wonder if folks are getting pulled for attempts to avoid the number readers?

MM
Congestion Charges. - Dan J
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful :)

Reproduced from the Daily Mirror, click link below to go direct

www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=12...3


CONGESTION CHARGE ON MUSEUM CAR Feb 28 2003


Fine for car that hasn't moved since 1947

By Steve Atkinson


A VINTAGE car which has not been on the road since 1947 has been sent a London congestion charge penalty notice.

Officials sent the fine after the 105-year-old Daimler was supposedly snapped by cameras entering the £5-a-day zone.

But the 15 mph open tourer with the distinctive number plate Y99 was in a museum.

It had been "captured" on film at the Elephant and Castle on the morning of February 17.

The penalty letter said the "contravention is supported by a number of evidential images."

Mayor Ken Livingstone has pledged that fines are only sent out after images have been double-checked.

Bristol Industrial Museum curator Andrew King said: "We were surprised because the Daimler has not moved under its own power for decades."

The car, nicknamed Fiery Liz, has been on display there for a quarter of a century.

The phantom journey has been put down to a "computer glitch." A Transport for London official said: "It would be ridiculous to expect there are not going to be individual errors."
Congestion Charges. - Steady Eddie
The penalty letter said the "contravention is supported by a number
of evidential images."


Well if Ken has got evidence I don't see the problem. They should pay up. If you can't do the time don't do the crime.
 

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