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TfL mistakenly sends ULEZ charge notification letters to miffed London black cab drivers

Transport for London (TfL) caused confusion in the taxi industry after mistakenly sending out letters to black cab drivers, erroneously informing them that they would be liable to pay the extended Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge starting soon.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association (LTDA) came forward to clarify that licensed taxis are still exempt from the ULEZ charges as long as the cab has a current licensed plate. The mix-up caused confusion and concern among the taxi community throughout social media.

The extended ULEZ, introduced by TfL as part of its efforts to reduce air pollution in the city, aims to discourage older and more polluting vehicles from entering certain areas. However, licensed black taxis are exempt from this charge regardless of their age.

A LTDA spokesperson said: “We are getting lots of calls from drivers that have received a letter from TFL about the ULEZ charges TAXI DRIVERS are exempt from paying as long as your cab is licensed.”


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