London’s Diesel Vehicle Charge: What Should You Do About It?


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I’m aware that R.I.D is a purpose-made car website, and you and me are very aware of that.  But it’s time that we got serious about what owning an everyday car will or has become. 

As you may have seen on the news, London’s mayor; Sadiq Khan has introduced an ultra low emission zone, in which he calls central London.  

Owners of diesel and older vehicles are now having to pay £24 (twice as much as normal) to drive into the heart of the big city, and other capital cities around the world are highly likely to act in a similar fashion. 

So what does this mean for the average motorist?  Why has the government imposed this?  And what can you do about it?

 

The Cause Itself

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Not exactly fog, is it?

According to Sky News, over 9400 deaths in London alone are linked to air pollution every year.  Scary isn’t it? 

And naturally, you’d expect a huge number like that to be looked into by the government.  But…sort of..

You see- the UK as a country, produced 3 times the amount of nitrogen dioxide gases, of what their limit actually was.  And the EU took this so seriously, that they gave the UK a final warning before they’d be considered to the European court of justice. 

Anyways, with the political nonsense out of the way, it’s mainly diesel vehicles that are being blamed for this  issue. 

And that’s a problem for the people- because most of the cars we see on the road are powered by the black stuff!   So are the owners being betrayed, after the media said that diesel was a good thing!??   Comment what you think below-

 

So Is Public Transport Being Encouraged? 

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Unbelievably, buses are being charged £100 to drive in the capital now!

In a way, yes.  Air pollution campaigners who hug polar bears and crave shredded wheat, are encouraging people to get out of their cars in big cities and use other methods of transport instead.

And if you thought it was car drivers getting the blame, you’d be wrong.  Lorry drivers and buses are now paying up £100 to drive in the centre of London, and that’s additional to their regular congestion payments…

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