Pollution levels in England have confirmation of pockets of pollution areas that rise to dangerous levels of Nitrogen contaminants. Thousands of children are being exposed to these invisible pollutants from vehicles especially emissions from cars that consume diesel fuel. There are 23,500 to 45,000 annual deaths shown in reports each year due to diesel fuel emissions. The London T-Charge Plan will hamper and decrease pollution levels, especially at the heart of London.
The ₤10 T-charge for air pollution violators will penalize drivers alongside the congestion charge which is ₤11.50 affecting cars with pre-Euro 4 engines (engine registrations before 2005). The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, states that drivers with the most polluting cars will have to pay a total of ₤21.50 to pass through Central London.
The Mayor now plans to implement another bill as early as April 8, 2017, besides the T-charge Plan. The ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) in Central London which is ₤12.50. A tariff could reach to up to ₤24 daily charge when traversing in Central London with a pre-Euro 4 engine. Buses, coaches, and HGVs will have to pay ₤100 en route to the zones. The plan expects to cut down NO2 levels by 50 percent in 2020, reports Auto Express.
In London alone, 9,000 annual deaths are due to air pollution. The T charge ordinance will help contain the rising levels of pollution. The levels of Nitrogen dioxide emission now exceeds the normal levels last Jan. 05, 2017. This triggers the strict implementation of the ULEZ all day everyday, as reported by Sky News.
The Air in the capital of Britain is now officially lethal, according to London's Mayor. It is a health risk that the mayor wants to face as it affects so many yearly casualties. If successful, the T-charge ordinance will extend across greater London for heavy vehicles like Lorries from 2020, as far as North and South Circular Roads for vans and cars in 2021, reports BT.