Ulez fines dodged with £10 trick!
Around two million motorists could be dodging Sadiq Khan’s Ulez cameras, a police investigation has suggested.
Fears have grown among Government advisers that controls over the purchasing of fake number plates are not strict enough and could lead to thousands of people escaping justice.
Police have suggested that as many as one in 15 road users could be doctoring their number plates in a bid to avoid being caught on camera.
Fake number plates can reportedly be purchased for as little as £10 and could be being used by Britons to dodge Ulez cameras.
According to the investigation, there could be as many as 40,000 unregulated sellers offering motorists fake number plates.
Road users have also been dodging the cameras with reflective “stealth” tape which allegedly makes number plates appear invisible to certain types of cameras.
Reflective tape can be purchased online for just £80 and could be used to dodge automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) infrared cameras which have been expanded in Ulez areas and 20mph speed limit zones.
The issue is far from new however, as former surveillance camera commissioner Tony Porter prepared a report back in June which found six per cent of cars had some form of “ANPR-defeating material”.
Porter went on to say that there was “no doubt” people would look to avoid the zone charges and fines for speeding as Ulez expands.
“It’s not rocket science,” Porter explained.
“A lot of people will think they don’t want to embark on criminal damage of Ulez cameras but will be tempted to doctor their number plate to save £12 a day.
“The lack of regulation of the market for plates means we are exposing people to criminality.”