ULEZ: Parking ticket for TfL enforcement camera van in Kingston

A TfL ULEZ enforcement camera van spotted parked illegally was slapped with a ticket.
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A mobile camera van used to enforce the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was caught parking illegally in South London and slapped with a fine.

A fleet of vans has been utilised in the capital by Transport for London (TfL) after mayor of London Sadiq Khan expanded the ULEZ to cover all boroughs on August 29.

Kingston Independent councillor James Giles said he spotted the van parking on the pavement on Cambridge Road in Norbiton on October 17 in a video posted on X.

He said a parking enforcement officer “swiftly” issued it with a penalty charge notice (PCN).

Councillor Giles added it was “entirely inappropriate and unacceptable for enforcement vans to be illegally parking on Kingston’s streets” and that he hoped TfL had “got the message”.

TfL said it would remind drivers of their responsibilities and that its contractor would pay the fine.

Cllr Giles told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) that vehicles operating on behalf of TfL “really ought to know better than most where it’s legal to park and where isn’t”.

The TfL mobile ULEZ camera van slapped with a ticket in Norbiton. (Photo by James Giles)The TfL mobile ULEZ camera van slapped with a ticket in Norbiton. (Photo by James Giles)
The TfL mobile ULEZ camera van slapped with a ticket in Norbiton. (Photo by James Giles)

He said the route was used by people walking to and from school, and that parking on the pavement in such a way poses a “pedestrian risk”.

He added that he is pleased TfL has confirmed its contractor would pay the fine.

The ULEZ expanded to cover all London boroughs on August 29, including Kingston.

People have to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive in the zone if their car does not meet emissions standards.

A TfL spokesperson said: “TfL fully supports the use of highway authority powers to enforce against parking in unauthorised locations.

“We will remind drivers of their responsibilities and our contractor, who will be paying the penalty charge notice.”