Enforcement with smart cameras
Your number plate is scanned by smart cameras installed along the LEZ
How is a number plate checked?
1. A smart camera records your number plate when you enter the low-emission zone.
2. Ten days after your vehicle entered the low-emission zone, the number plates of that day are filtered automatically:
- All double records are deleted (a maximum of one fine a day is issued per number plate).
- All vehicles with an approved paid permit or a LEZ day pass for the Ghent low-emission zone are recognised and filtered out.
3. All remaining number plates are forwarded to the Flemish authorities. These number plates are checked against the vehicle details held in the DIV database:
- All vehicles that meet the entry requirements for a low-emission zone are filtered out.
- All vehicles that have been registered correctly are filtered out.
4. What remains is a list of vehicles not allowed to enter the LEZ. This list will be sent to the local authorities of the City of Ghent, who will manually check this list once more.
5. If your number plate appears on the list of vehicles not allowed to enter the LEZ, you will receive a fine and the relevant report by registered letter in your capacity as the vehicle's owner.