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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #15 on: 06 January 2019, 22:38:28 »

I simply avoid it now you have to @rse around online. I was happy to chuck some cash in the bucket when they had toll booths. Their loss. ::)
Yea, there is that, you tend to forget about it about 10 Nano Seconds after you driven through it and then start to concentrate on more important things in your Life.  :-[

When it first went Booth'less, they did have a Short Term Policy of "Well let you Off the Penalty as its your first time, but dont do it again" if you did mange to remember it within 3 days, phoned them up and grovelled up to them. But these days they dont take any Prisoners.  :(
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #16 on: 06 January 2019, 22:38:58 »

After they removed the toll booths - what queues? Or is that your point, Albs? :y

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After they removed the toll booths Ron, the feeble excuse for calling it a congestion charge should have become null & void, but they didn't bother to tell the truth even then. That its just a money spinner.

Originally the charge was supposed to pay the cost of building the crossing, then it was extended to build up a maintenance fund, then it became a congestion charge...…….


When you consider just how much paying traffic passes through the crossing, there was no way that it was ever going to become free. In fact, it was obvious that it would be sold off at a stupidly low price to raise some short term pocket money.
It's what happened to much of our critical infrastructure, and was/is a staggeringly stupid policy.
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #17 on: 06 January 2019, 22:41:40 »

After they removed the toll booths - what queues? Or is that your point, Albs? :y

Ron.

After they removed the toll booths Ron, the feeble excuse for calling it a congestion charge should have become null & void, but they didn't bother to tell the truth even then. That its just a money spinner.
Originally the charge was supposed to pay the cost of building the crossing, Then it would become free.
Then it was extended to build up a maintenance fund, then it became a congestion charge...…….
Plus add to the fact that when has Our precious Government actually reversed a Tax, Charge or Penalty once its been introduced for what ever reason.
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #18 on: 06 January 2019, 22:41:50 »

I simply avoid it now you have to @rse around online. I was happy to chuck some cash in the bucket when they had toll booths. Their loss. ::)
Yea, there is that, you tend to forget about it about 10 Nano Seconds after you driven through it and then start to concentrate on more important things in your Life.  :-[



That is why I setup an account so that I don't have to remember to pay. Living close to the crossing I probably use it about a dozen times a year, so it's a concern. The discount is useful too.
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #19 on: 06 January 2019, 22:56:44 »

After they removed the toll booths - what queues? Or is that your point, Albs? :y

Ron.

After they removed the toll booths Ron, the feeble excuse for calling it a congestion charge should have become null & void, but they didn't bother to tell the truth even then. That its just a money spinner.
Originally the charge was supposed to pay the cost of building the crossing, Then it would become free.
Then it was extended to build up a maintenance fund, then it became a congestion charge...…….
Plus add to the fact that when has Our precious Government actually reversed a Tax, Charge or Penalty once its been introduced for what ever reason.

The tolls to cross both Severn Bridges were scrapped in December.  :y
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #20 on: 06 January 2019, 23:02:47 »

The tolls to cross both Severn Bridges were scrapped in December.  :y


How long before at least one of them collapses into the river? ::)
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #21 on: 06 January 2019, 23:12:58 »

The tolls to cross both Severn Bridges were scrapped in December.  :y


How long before at least one of them collapses into the river? ::)

On the 31st March.....   Along with everything else!  ;D
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #22 on: 06 January 2019, 23:21:13 »


The tolls to cross both Severn Bridges were scrapped in December.  :y
Unless your English trying to get back into England.  ;D
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #23 on: 06 January 2019, 23:30:26 »

Had a Hell of  a day yesterday and predictably forgot to pay the ruddy thing.

Went online and paid the basic charge tonight. Not £70 or £35 with pay in 14 day discount.

Couldnt live with the sword of damacles hanging over us.

When we are able to escape the country I will either pay in advance or drive the other way round the M 25.
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #24 on: 06 January 2019, 23:33:07 »


The tolls to cross both Severn Bridges were scrapped in December.  :y
Unless your English trying to get back into England.  ;D

The 50mph average speed cameras they've put up through the defunct toll plaza will make up the lost revenue I expect.  ::)
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #25 on: 06 January 2019, 23:41:20 »

Had a Hell of  a day yesterday and predictably forgot to pay the ruddy thing.

Went online and paid the basic charge tonight. Not £70 or £35 with pay in 14 day discount.

Couldnt live with the sword of damacles hanging over us.

When we are able to escape the country I will either pay in advance or drive the other way round the M 25.
Unlike the various other London Entry Charges which have to be paid for before Midnight on the same day you enter, On the Dart Charge they give you another +24 Hours yo pay it, so if you crossed it today you have until Midnight Tomorrow ie, next day to pay the Standard Charge without Penalties.  ;)
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #26 on: 07 January 2019, 00:24:36 »

Well drove through  on the Froday, yesterday was a blur, remembered today so technically too late.

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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #27 on: 07 January 2019, 01:19:05 »

Well drove through  on the Froday, yesterday was a blur, remembered today so technically too late.
I would ring Them, explain your from España, not sure what was what etc, they might let it go, got to be worth a shot, and a lot cheaper than waiting for a Letter to arrive.  ;)

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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #28 on: 07 January 2019, 07:33:25 »

Nothing wrong with the QE2 bridge or Dartford tunnel DART charge for me, I pay a £20 a year 'administration fee' and get unlimited free crossings.

I could take the option of £10 'admin fee' and get 50 free crossings with any other above that 20p each way.

Scarily the tolls booths were removed over 4 years ago! Doesn't seem that long ago at all!!  :o
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Re: Dart crossing charge
« Reply #29 on: 07 January 2019, 08:49:26 »

Nothing wrong with the QE2 bridge or Dartford tunnel DART charge for me, I pay a £20 a year 'administration fee' and get unlimited free crossings.

I could take the option of £10 'admin fee' and get 50 free crossings with any other above that 20p each way.

Scarily the tolls booths were removed over 4 years ago! Doesn't seem that long ago at all!!  :o

I went through the Dart tunnel the other day and removing the toll booths dosn't seem to have eased the queues.  ::)
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