Upon approval from Scottish Ministers, Aberdeen City Council announced the implementation of a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Aberdeen City Centre on 30th May 2022 with a two year ’grace’ period. This means that between May 2022 and May 2024, drivers will not be fined for entering the LEZ with a non-compliant vehicle.
Starting 1 June 2024, all vehicles, except mopeds and motorcycles, entering the Aberdeen Low Emission Zone will need to meet the less-polluting emission standards or will face a penalty charge.
A Low Emission Zone is being introduced to address dangerous levels of air pollution in the city centre, mainly nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is caused by road traffic.
The upcoming LEZ will:
If your vehicle meets the following emission standards, you will not incur a penalty charge for driving within the Aberdeen Low Emission Zone (starting 1 June 2024):
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