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Congestion Charge Scofflaws' Cars Are Crushed

Forty cars owned by congestion charge scofflaws avoiding the £5-a-day fee get crushed in London.
February 20, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"London's congestion charging cameras have pinpointed 100 'cloned' cars with bogus number plates during the first year of the scheme's operation, as motorists use elaborate techniques to avoid paying the £5-a-day fee. The mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, yesterday revealed that in a sophisticated operation to clamp down on cheats, his Transport for London authority had towed away or clamped 255 vehicles, while 40 persistent offenders have seen their cars crushed."

Thanks to Richard Layman

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Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 in The Guardian Unlimited
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