From 1st June 2023, the city centre in Glasgow will become a low-emission zone (LEZ) so this may affect patients travelling to/from their appointments at their haemophilia centre. Please take the time to check if your vehicle is compliant and get familiar with the boundary for the LEZ.
You cannot pay to enter a LEZ.
From 1 June 2023, if a non-compliant vehicle is detected in Glasgow’s LEZ, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued to the registered keeper of that vehicle.
A maximum of one PCN will be issued to the vehicle’s registered keeper for breaching LEZ rules in any one day.
Set at national level by the Scottish Government for consistency across cities, the initial penalty charge for all non-compliant vehicles entering a LEZ in Scotland will be £60.
A scheme surcharge however means that the penalty charge amount will double with each subsequent breach of the rules by the same vehicle detected in the same LEZ.
Surcharging will only start however after the first PCN (issued at the initial base tier of £60) can be expected to have been received by the vehicle’s registered keeper.
Penalty charge rates are capped at £480 for cars and light goods vehicles, and £960 for buses and HGVs. Any further breaches of LEZ rules by the same vehicle detected in the same LEZ once this cap is reached will result in future PCNs issued at the capped penalty charge rate.
Where there are no further breaches of the rules detected within the 90 days following a previous violation, the penalty rate will be reset to the base tier charge of £60.
All PCNs will be reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days.
All revenue (above that incurred in running the LEZ scheme itself) can only be used for activities that help reduce air pollution and/or contribute toward achieving our climate change targets.
Blue Badge Holder Exemption
There are several exemptions which cover vehicles being used for the purposes of disabled persons, as outlined in the following circumstances:
- A vehicle carrying a Blue Badge holder, including:
- A vehicle being driven by any person who is in receipt of a Blue Badge.
- A passenger in the vehicle who has been issued with a Blue Badge.
- A vehicle being driven with a Blue Badge which has been issued to an organisation.
- A vehicle registered with a ‘disabled’ or ‘disabled passenger vehicles’ tax class.
- A vehicle receiving a reduction in annual rate of vehicle excise duty because the vehicle is being used by a disabled person in receipt of personal independence payment at the standard rate.
Check if your vehicle is already compliant using the vehicle checker.
For more information, visit https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/LEZ