FOI request detail

ULEZ FOI Request

Request ID: FOI-1813-2021
Date published: 07 January 2021

You asked

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request information around the percentage of Penalty Charge Notices issued to people who live more than 50 miles and 100 miles outside of London compared to those within those boundaries”.

We answered

TfL Ref 1813-2021

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 29 December 2020 asking for information about the ULEZ and the percentage of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued to people who live more than 50 miles and 100 miles outside of London compared to those within those boundaries for the first six months and then from that six month period until now.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act our information access policy. 

Unfortunately, we do not hold the information you’ve requested. This is because when we issue a PCN, the notice is sent to the registered keeper of the vehicle as held by the DVLA. While we do record the address of the recipient of the PCN we do not record how far outside London the address is and therefore we do not hold the information requested.

We have endeavoured to provide adequate information to ensure that all motorists, including those from outside London, are aware of the ULEZ and how it operates. As well as placing signage at each entry and exit point and along all main approaches to the zone, our website contains extensive information regarding the scheme and how it operates. This includes a detailed map of the zone boundary along with a location check facility. Motorists can enter a postcode, street name or location name to verify whether or not their journey took them through the zone.

Prior to the launch of the scheme we carried out an extensive public information campaign. This targeted both private and commercial vehicle owners, using a multi-channel approach to reach drivers based within and outside London. In addition to paid media advertising messages ran on posters across the public transport network and at key roadside locations. National press articles also ran in the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and The Sun, and radio adverts ran across 10 stations.

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Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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