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OT: Congestion Charge Penalty

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by EK3R, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Has anyone here been nabbed by the CC penalty?? Reason I ask is that I drove into work last Friday, and due to one thing and another completely forgot to pay my CC. So far I haven't recieved a penalty notice, but can't believe I managed to evade all their cameras when I drove into the City past Bank etc.

    Anybody know how long it takes them to send out the penalty (he says hoping for a miracle that he has somehow managed to not get caught on camera...)
     
  2. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dream on, Eric. It can take up to 2 wks :(
     
  3. AHMTHSSN

    AHMTHSSN Karting

    Apr 16, 2004
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    I think it takes 1 week, and they will tell you on the letter which road the camera caught you on.
     
  4. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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  5. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Wishful thinking I know.....

    Annoying thing is I told myself at least 5 times during the day 'Right, the very next thing I am going to do is pay the charge'. Drove home and completely forgot until quarter past midnight - DOH!
     
  6. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Eric,
    I've done this myself too. To avoid doing it again, i've reg'd to pay by text. Simply txt the last 4 digits of your credit card to CC London and , hey presto :D
     
  7. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Cheers Tony, will check it out.
     
  8. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    No, no, no - keep dreaming - probability is very low but I drove in, phoned to pay and was told I could not pay as they had no record. Got away with it and this was many months ago and never received any letters.

    Don't bet on it - just dream.
     
  9. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Well so far still nothing.

    Now I have said that, its obviously going to be waiting for me when I get home....
     
  10. LittleBro

    LittleBro Formula 3

    Jul 7, 2004
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    I got had last year. Totally forgot. Drove in to work and got had going over Blackfriars Bridge.

    I'd left the coutry by the time I got an e-mail saying I had to pay. Damn thing cost me £80! (I think).

    You never know, you might just have got away with it. If not, I think it goes up the longer you dont pay. Isnt next day £10?
     
  11. 355BOY

    355BOY Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2004
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    Isn't the UK a great place
     
  12. EK3R

    EK3R Formula Junior

    Mar 26, 2004
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    Well, so far heard absolutely bugger all - and it will be 2 weeks ago tomorrow.

    I cannot believe for a minute that I didn't pass a single camera going through The Mall, down the Embankment, up Cheapside, past Bank and down Fenchurch St.

    Probably find out that the penalty notice got lost in the post, and I owe them about 200 quid now.... :)
     
  13. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    May 29, 2004
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    If it's anything similar to speeding fines then they have to send the notifications by Recorded/Registered mail to prove you got it within the 2 week period.

    My dad got stung because he drove down to London for the day and didn't even though the charge existed.

    He sent the cheque off without a stamp and addressed it to "Dick Turpin" They still cashed the cheque so you might as well save yourself the price of a stamp if you ever get done in future
     
  14. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

    Jan 31, 2004
    2,095
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    I've paid 3 fines so far that 130 quids (used to be 40 pounds, now 50 for payment next day). I've probably only paid 300 quid in 'proper' charges, so its a great extra earner for the government.

    Everytime I've been caught is where I parking in the zone overnight, then drove OUT in the morning and completely forgot due to it not being my routine.. doh! The system SUCKS.
     

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