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  1. stecks
    4th December 2017 @ 1:17 pm

    Page not loading…?

  2. Iggy
    4th December 2017 @ 5:25 pm

    Slight technical glitch earlier, normal service has been resumed (probably).

  3. TIMOTHY BROOKS
    4th December 2017 @ 5:50 pm

    As I predicted classic status vehicles exempt, so all the MPs with their classic Jaguars and Bentley’s (and the rich generally) do not have to dip into their pockets. Oh no old boy you simply can’t mean me and old Genevieve?! Certainly not old chap nor my Silver Ghost!

    That 57 LD I was looking at just went up £1000…capitalism, don’t ya love it? 🙁

    Time for mass civil disobedience perhaps? What are MAG doing about this dismal tide that will see the less well off “driven”(pardon the pun) off the road?

    Guess I’ll have to join all the Comedy Mods on a Chinling Vibrato Vespa clone….bah!

  4. Granprix Kevin
    5th December 2017 @ 3:42 am

    What utter bullshit laws! Excepting rallies that happen once per year or less, one never sees roads choked with classic scooters choking the streets emitting carbon. But every fucking day the roads are packed full of modern cars many of which are diesel and buses and lorries. Even the currently compliant cars emit noxious fumes and it is the sheer number of these, millions upon millions which are responsible for much of this air pollution. Then add electric vehicles which are only green if the energy production is green, which is almost never.
    Electricity is mostly made from burning coal, so electric vehicles are some of the highest polluting on the roads today. They simply offload their pollution to where the power plant is and those living downwind. Again, it is the sheer numbers of cars on the roads, not the almost insignificant numbers of scooters. It isn’t Taipei circa 1996 for fucks sake!

  5. Nudger
    5th December 2017 @ 10:36 am

    That well known Dutch name: Abduleheb Choho

    • TIMOTHY BROOKS
      5th December 2017 @ 10:49 am

      Yes, isn’t that the name of the Little Dutch Boy with his finger in a Dyke? F’nar! 😉

  6. MikeCollum
    10th December 2017 @ 11:48 am

    GrandPrix Kev is quite right. even the bloody scientists can’t get a reading to record the level of pollution caused by two stroke scoots and bikes in the UK…even in London. I suppose if a massive tunnel was busy, and pollution high, a large number of two strokes might make it worse, but there really isn’t enough of these vehicles in daily use in the UK to make a jot of difference. Well over 30milllion cars are one of the biggest pollution issues we have. Pollution is far worse in congestion too…
    We need the likes of MAG etc, who have connections in Govnt. to lobby against this type of legislation. It is a way of getting votes by looking like the issue is being tackled, without actually tackling the issue at all. There are still plenty of industries and domestic properties that contribute huge amounts of green house gasses into the atmosphere.
    I would suggest writing to your MP, but experience has shown me that [very sadly] scooterists will sit and shout and complain in magazines but won’t get off their arses and actually DO something to save their way of life! I hope I am wrong when the time comes….and it’s coming.

  7. Oz_Scoot
    18th December 2017 @ 11:09 am

    The draft London Plan was published on 29 November 2017.
    There appears to be a gap between 1973 and 1 July 2007 when traveling in central London, scooterists will pay a daily charge of £12.50 from April 2019.

    All vehicles that have a ‘historic’ vehicle tax class or are registered prior to 1 January 1973 will be exempt from the ULEZ.
    These vehicles were built before emissions standards came into force and are exempted because of their unsuitability for engine conversion or replacement.

    The date from which newly registered motorcycles, moped etc. (Category L) must meet the new emissions standards and be Euro 3 complaint is from 1 July 2007.- I assume anything earlier will have to pay. If a vehicle does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards and the daily ULEZ charge is not paid, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued. This penalty, which must be paid by the vehicle’s registered keeper or operator, is in addition to any Congestion Charge or LEZ penalties received. For motorcycles, this will be £130 (reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days).

    There is an online survey that closes 28 Feb 2018
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-3b/consultation

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