Transition period for Brussels LEZ expired: fines possible
Motorists who do not comply with the low emission zone (LEZ) in the Brussels-Capital Region as of 1 October risk a fine of 350 euro. Cars with the most polluting diesel engines, without a Euro standard or Euro standard 1, have not been welcome in the Brussels-Capital Region since the beginning of this year. However, it took nine months before fines were also imposed on drivers who did not comply with the LEZ.
Stricter norms from 2019 on
For the time being, only the most polluting diesels are no longer allowed to circulate in Brussels. From the beginning of 2019, petrol, LPG and CNG vehicles without a Euro standard or with Euro standard 1 will no longer be allowed to circulate in Brussels. At the same time, the LEZ for diesel vehicles will also be extended to cars of Euro standard 2.
The rules apply to cars, but also to vans up to 3,5 ton, buses and coaches.
Four fines a year
The amount of the fine will not increase for those who have already been fined: even those who are caught a second time will pay 350 euro. Moreover, a new fine will only be issued three months after the previous one.
This should allow “to take the necessary steps to change vehicles or to adopt new travel habits”, can be read on lez.brussels, the site that the Region has dedicated to the LEZ. Motorists can therefore receive up to four fines in one year.
It is possible to by a day pass for 35 euro, but this is allowed for a maximum of eight days per year.