Driver to feel extra toll sting

The Telegraph ·

20 February 2013

Driver to feel extra toll sting

Motorists using the Harbour Bridge or tunnel are set to be stung with a new charge each time they don't hear that familiar beep from their e-tag.

From June 1 motorists will be charged an extra 55c “vehicle matching” fee on top of the regular toll when they cross the Harbour if they don't travel with a tag or it fails to register.

Previously a photograph was taken of the car's number plate and the toll was automatically added to the account linked to that car at no extra cost.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokeswoman said the new fee would cover the cost of matching up the driver's number plate with their tolling account.

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Published 20 February 2013