Since October 1st, 2018, more than 20 cars a day have been registered as having violated the low-emission-zone in Brussels.
The Low-Emission-Zone (LEZ) entered into force in the Brussels Region at the beginning of this month. The road signs have been up for several months now and they announced the LEZ which prevents high-polluting vehicles from entering specific urban areas.
However, starting from October 1st, offenders have been receiving warning notices as well as fines if they were repeat-offenders. Those who had previously received a warning letter but continued to drive a vehicle which violates the LEZ, received fines.
184 surveillance cameras have around the region of Brussels have been placed to identify offenders. Those who are in violation do not receive a fine each time they pass by a surveillance camera, instead they’re allowed a period of three months in between fines so that they have time to change their vehicle or mode of transportation. However, they can receive up to 4 fines per year.
Until now, only Euro 1 vehicles have been concerned. But starting January 2019, the diesels in category Euro II, Euro 0 and 1 gasoline will also be banned.