Why won't my TomTom Go 6200 respond to the Birmingham (UK) Clean Air Zone (CAZ)?

stevefitzg
stevefitzg Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
The CAZ has cameras and is a toll zone, both of which my satnav is supposed to respond to. I have probably been charged today! Not happy.

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  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,785
    Superuser
    Hi
    @stevefitzg
    Welcome to the site....
    Re... The Birmingham Clean Air Zone ???
    I am not aware of an announcement by Tomtom that they are covering the Birmingham CAZ ???

    Stay Safe ATB YFM
  • rider1rider
    rider1rider Registered Users Posts: 1,410
    Exalted Pioneer
    cant trust a peice of electronic device blindly
  • stevefitzg
    stevefitzg Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thanks to both YamFazMan and rider1rider for your comments. Both helpful, but sadly no solution..
    The Zone came live on June 1st, but wasn't charging until two weeks later. Nevertheless I was ignoring the satnav directions and following my own local knowledge up to yesterday.
    However, I got caught in massive tailbacks on Wednesday, 0n my previous journey so thought, maybe TomTom's got a handle on it at last. It took me on an odd route which is why I trusted it until it was too late to turn back!
    Do I now wait for an announcement from TomTom and how do I and others prompt them to act?
    The simplest thing is to pay out a few thousand and get a compliant car, but hey ho, I don't have a few thousand to spare at the moment!
  • MyNameAllreadyExists
    MyNameAllreadyExists Registered Users Posts: 130
    Exalted Navigator
    You could make a report on Map Share.
  • MyNameAllreadyExists
    MyNameAllreadyExists Registered Users Posts: 130
    Exalted Navigator
    PS: I realise that you know the following but for anyone else it may help: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-clean-air-zone-map-20681834

    Birmingham's Clean Air Zone covers all roads within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road but not the Middleway itself.

    So if you are driving on the ring road, you won't get charged - only if you go inside it. This includes part of the A38 which starts at Aston Expressway and then becomes chargeable on the section where it goes inside the ring road at Dartmouth Circus.

    Areas of Birmingham covered by the Clean Air Zone include the city centre, Southside (which contains the Chinese Quarter, Gay Village and Hippodrome), Eastside (which contains Millennium Point, Thinktank and part of Birmingham City University), Gas Street Basin (includes Mailbox), Westside (including Broad Street), Ladywood, the Jewellery Quarter, Newtown, Digbeth and Highgate.
  • tessoto
    tessoto Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Seeker
    I would love to have my TomTom to have option to avoid lez, ulez. As a courier, I have learned to choose roads from memory around Birmingham, but I am clueless when it comes to other cities and have to rely on waze or pre route planning, if I have time for that. Also a bit of topic, but can anyone sign and share this petition? https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/599985