You may be aware that Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are being introduced across Scotland’s four largest cities - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee - in the early part of next year.
Low Emission Zones set an environmental limit on certain road spaces, restricting access for the most polluting vehicles to improve air quality. This helps protect public health within our towns and cities, making them more attractive places in which to live, work and to visit.
Vehicles that do not meet the emission standards set for a Low Emission Zone will not be able to enter the zone.
A penalty charge will be payable by the vehicle’s registered keeper when a non-compliant vehicle enters the LEZ.
The current proxy is to use vehicle age as a guide to the corresponding Euro classification:
- Euro 6 for diesel cars and vans (generally vehicles registered from September 2015)
- Euro 4 for petrol cars and vans (generally vehicles registered from 2006)
- Euro VI for buses, coaches and HGVs (generally vehicles registered from January 2013
Each Low Emission Zone will be designed by the relevant local authority, taking account of specific local circumstances.
Consultations are currently underway, which give you the opportunity to comment on the latest proposals.
The closing dates for the consultations are rapidly approaching, so take the chance to contribute your views as soon as you can:
- Dundee - 9th August 2021
- Aberdeen - 22nd August 2021
- Glasgow (Phase 2) - 2nd September 2021
- Edinburgh - 20th September 2021
There is more information at https://www.lowemissionzones.scot/about/local-zones