Rotherhithe Tunnel fines collected

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Dear Transport for London,

Since the start of the introduction of PCN on the 18th Feb 2019 please could you respond with;
1. How many PCNs have been issued per month for violation of the weight/width/height limit.
2. How much money has been collected as a direct result of violated PCNs.
3. How many foreign (non-uk registration plate) vehicles have violated the restrictions.
4. Many many foreign (non-uk registration plate) vehicles have had PCNs issued.
5. Many many foreign (non-uk registration plate) vehicles have paid the charges.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Jarvis

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Jarvis

 

TfL Ref: 1506-1920

 

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August 2019 asking for information about Rotherhithe Tunnel fines
collected.

 

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Dear Mr Jarvis

 

TfL Ref: 1506-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
August 2019 asking for information about Rotherhithe Tunnel fines
collected.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked: Since the
start of the introduction of PCN on the 18th Feb 2019:

 

1. How many PCNs have been issued per month for violation of the
weight/width/height limit.

 

Any vehicle which is registered with the DVLA as being more than two
metres (6'6") high and two metres (6'6") wide or goods vehicles weighing
more than two tonnes (gross vehicle weight) are not safe to travel through
the Rotherhithe Tunnel; we do not differentiate between vehicles i.e. HGVs
and LGVs.

 

The below table details the amount of PCNs we issued to drivers whose
vehicles were observed by our cameras on the northbound and southbound
Rotherhithe Tunnel approaches which exceeded the width and weight
restriction since it was introduced on 4 February.  (All figures are
correct as of 16 August 2019).

 

Month PCNs Issued
Feb 7,239
Mar 22,526
Apr 16,371
May 15,008
Jun 13,738
Jul 12,707
Aug 4,938

 

2. How much money has been collected as a direct result of violated PCNs.

 

The total value of payments received for PCNs issued to drivers whose
vehicles were observed by our cameras on the northbound and southbound
Rotherhithe Tunnel approaches which exceeded the width and weight
restriction since it was introduced on 4 February is £5,336,763.

 

3. How many foreign (non-uk registration plate) vehicles have violated the
restrictions.

 

Since this restriction was introduced on 4 February, 80 non-UK registered
vehicles have been observed contravening.

 

4. Many many foreign (non-uk registration plate) vehicles have had PCNs
issued.

 

Of the 80 non-UK registered non-compliant vehicles observed on the
Rotherhithe Tunnel approaches, 49 of these have been issued a PCN.

 

All non-UK registered vehicles, both in and outside the EU, are subject to
this restriction in the same way as those registered in the UK.

 

In cases where the restriction is breached, the European Parking
Collection PLC has been authorised to act on our behalf in administering
the issuing of Penalty Charges to the keepers of vehicles registered
outside the UK. However, there is still difficulty in identifying the
drivers of non-UK vehicles, principally because no legal framework exists
to allow civil debts incurred in a foreign country to be transferred to
the court system of the resident country.

 

5. How many foreign (non-uk registration plate) vehicles have paid the
charges.

 

Seven have fully paid. Seven have part paid.

 

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to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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