Enforcement of Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ) begins tomorrow and will see drivers of older vehicles entering the forbidden zone with huge fines that double with each subsequent breach. The Mail has more.

The scheme is far stricter than London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ), both of which have daily charges for drivers who enter in non-compliant vehicles.

Instead, the first Scottish LEZ introduced in Glasgow from Thursday is a blanket ban on older cars that’s operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – and with harsh punishments for those who fail to adhere to the restrictions.

A driver entering the LEZ in a non-compliant older car will be hit with a £60 penalty charge notice – and if they break the rules again, the PCN amount doubles each time.

Despite enforcement due to start in less than 24 hours, the city council is facing a late bid to have it delayed…

Glasgow is the first of Scotland’s four biggest cities to enforce the LEZ scheme.

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