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Aberdeen’s Low Emission Zone is now in force

By David Porter

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The Low Emmision Zone has now come into effect in Aberdeen.
The Low Emmision Zone has now come into effect in Aberdeen.

North-east drivers headed into Aberdeen city centre are reminded that Aberdeen’s new Low Emission Zone (LEZ) has officially come into force today (Saturday, June 1).

Fines will now be issued to motorists who drive in the zone in a non-compliant vehicle.

In line with hundreds of European towns and cities that have taken action on air pollution, and zones in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen’s LEZ has been introduced to reduce serious health risks by improving air quality in the city centre.

Concentrated around Union Street and the surrounding streets, the zone covers 0.5 per cent of the city centre – an area measuring just under 1km squared. Ten of the 14 city centre car parks can still be accessed without entering the LEZ.

Dundee’s LEZ came into force on May 30 and Edinburgh’s also came into force today (June 1), while Glasgow’s LEZ was enforced 12 months ago.

To check if your vehicle is compliant, visit www.lowemissionzones.scot or to see a map of the LEZ, plan routes and find out more about the Let’s Clear the Air campaign, visit www.getabout.org.uk

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