National exemptions

Some vehicles will be allowed into the LEZ, whether they meet the standards or not, as often it is not easy to adapt these vehicles to the meet the LEZ standards. This is set out in the LEZ law and applies across all of Scotland's LEZs, for consistency. These national exmptions include

  • vehicles for people with disabilities, including people who have Blue Badges*White wheelchair symbol on blue background
  • historic vehicles
  • emergency vehicles
  • military vehicles
  • showman’s vehicles.

If you're a driver or a passenger and you have mobility issues, you may be eligible for a Blue Badge. You can check if you are eligible on the Scottish Government website. Find out how to apply for a Blue Badge.

As with Scotland’s other LEZs, motorcycles and mopeds will be allowed in Edinburgh's zone.

*This includes all vehicles in which Blue Badge holders are travelling. Transport Scotland is developing an online system where you will be able to register vehicles. If you do not have access to a computer, you will also be able to register vehicles through a call centre. These services will be available before LEZ enforcement starts.