Traffic congestion and policy

Online check service launched ahead of clean air charges

An online checking service has been set up to help motorists prepare for Birmingham's Clean Air Zone (CAZ)


It allows drivers to check whether a vehicle will be charged for driving into the city centre when the CAZ comes into effect in July.

The proposals are to bring in fees for older vehicles, which release high levels of toxic emissions, that are driven within the city's ring road.

The service went live on the Department for Transport's website on Wednesday after it was initially expected in January.