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Guide to Dartford Crossing published by Highways England

Highways England has produced a two-page guide to the Dartford Crossing to help drivers familiarise themselves with the new charging regime.

Dart Charge was introduced on November 30, 2014, to help speed up journeys at the Dartford Crossing by removing the need to stop at a barrier to pay the crossing charge.

Instead, drivers can pay online, by phone or at one of thousands of retail outlets nationwide.

Drivers with a pre-pay account are eligible for discount of up to a third on every crossing they make. For drivers without a pre-pay account, payment needs to be made by midnight the day after each use of the crossing.

Drivers who do not pay on time are liable to receive a penalty charge notice (PCN). However, the first penalty charge notice issued for each vehicle offers drivers an extra 14 days to avoid a penalty by paying their original crossing charge.

To download the leaflet, click here.

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