Experts from the Caravan and Motorhome Club have advised owners of trailers with a weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes that they will be subject to a new London law, a report said.
London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) rule is scheduled to be extended to cover the majority of the outlying London Boroughs on October 25.
The new driving law will require drivers to cover the £ 12.50 (about USD 17) daily fee for diesel and petrol vehicles that fail to comply with the emission targets.
However, the authorities warn that cars that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes could be subject to a £ 100 (about USD 137) fine.
The majority of drivers won’t get this amount since only drivers who passed their test after January 1997 are able to tow larger trailers in accordance with current regulations.
However, older drivers with bigger motorhomes or trailers with heavier weights for extended staycation travel could be fined.
In addition, caravan owners who are traveling to the capital city who do not comply with the stringent ULEZ regulations will be liable for the lower daily fee.
Drivers who don’t pay the ULEZ fee could be penalized, the Caravan and Motorhome Club warns.
The penalty currently stands at £ 1,000 (about USD 1,370) for towing vehicles that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes.
“Make sure you do pay it, as penalties are currently £160 (£1,000 if over 3.5t), and will be higher still for motorhomes next year – between £500 and £2,000,” the association said.
They also warn that penalties for motorhomes will be significantly increased next year in a serious reminder to owners.
The tax reforms are an attempt to cut down on carbon emissions, and also reduce the amount of traffic that flows through the capital.