Research carried out by industry paper Fleet News indicates that up to 388 company car drivers a day are incurring a £40 fine for entering the zone without paying. Employers will have already paid out at £3 million to pay fines since the charge was introduced, and that is only if they pay early enough. If their systems are slower, it could cost companies an £80 fine for every error.
The figures were revealed following research among 34 leasing companies operating more than 1 million vehicles on behalf of customers. The survey was carried out for the newspaper's annual 'FN50' survey of the country's largest leasing companies.