StreetFilms: A London Driver Discusses Congestion Pricing

In this StreetFilm by Nick Whitaker, level-headed London motorist Barny Crocker talks about how congestion charging has effected London traffic and his own driving habits:

"There was massive resistance to the congestion charge when it was first brought in but as soon as it came in I think everyone was quite surprised at how effective it was."

  • lee

    that’s a little harsh to have to pay by midnight of the day you enter. you should at least get 24 hrs

  • Alex Bishop

    You used to have to pay by 10:00pm, the midnight deadline is quite recent.

    You can also pay the next day, though the cost increases from £8 to £10 if you do this.

    If you don’t pay by midnight the day after travel, it’s a £100 fine (£50 if paid within two weeks) as stated in the video.

    The video is incorrect when it says the charge has been around for seven years; it’s actually only four. Also, the charge was increased from £5 to £8 in 2005, which isn’t quite the doubling that the video mentions.

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