More than 150,000 drivers in London have signed up for the Congestion Charge auto-pay system since it was introduced in January, Transport for London has announced.
The scheme allows drivers to register their payment details with TfL and be automatically charged if they enter the Congestion Charge zone.
TfL says this eliminates the prospect of penalty charges for entering the zone without payment and is urging more drivers to sign-up to the scheme.
TfL’s Director of Congestion Charging, Nick Fairholme, said: “The benefits of CC Auto Pay are self evident and we are delighted that so many people have signed up for accounts.
“Drivers who do so are saving money and safe in the knowledge that they will never be fined for forgetting to pay.”
Despite TfL’s promises of an end to penalties for members of the scheme, there have been reports of auto-pay accounts being closed if even a single auto-payment is declined.
To register for a CC Auto Pay account drivers will need a credit or debit card and will have to pay a £10 annual registration fee for each vehicle on the account. Motorists can register for a CC Auto Pay account at www.cclondon.com