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How electronic tolling works

Electronic toll collection uses sophisticated cameras and sensors to capture an image of your vehicle’s registration plate and assigns the correct toll.

As you approach the toll point

There are no toll booths, so you don’t need to slow down, stop or look for loose change. This is the key benefit of electronic toll collection.

An image is captured

As your vehicle passes under the toll point, cameras capture an image of the vehicle’s registration plate number. The toll system uses the latest optical character recognition technology to read the registration plate and determine whether you’re driving a motorcycle, car, truck or bus, and assign the correct toll.

Your toll is calculated

The amount you pay depends on the type of vehicle you’re driving. There is no extra charge for towing a caravan or trailer.

The system automatically checks to see if your vehicle is linked to an account. If it is, the toll transaction is loaded against the account and the toll automatically deducted.

If it isn’t, the system holds the toll record. If you haven’t paid within five working days, a Toll Payment Notice may be sent to the registered person of the vehicle.