Off-Topic Stupid dartford crossing

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by RobsyUK, Wednesday 9th Mar, 2016.

  1. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    after picking the FR-V up on Saturday I didn't see a single sign saying dartford tunnel pay x amount before midnight.
    I've seen it on the bridge and completely forgot to check when I got home to see how much I needed to pay.

    Just called (4days later) and they were useless.

    All they said was, you need r wait for the letter!!
    £30 ones ffs.

    Anyone ever appealed it?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Those signs are all over the place mate.
     
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  3. Nighthawk Guest

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    Its harder to miss the signs than actually seeing them
     
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  4. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Another Brussels tax in disguise, no doubt.
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You know Zebs you may be right I see you are no longer a comrade Corbyn supporter..
     
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  6. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I promise you I know of the signs on the bridge, I've seen them.
    The tunnel there was none.
    There were road works but I didn't see a single sign.
    The only thing I can think of is where the road works were it was blocking the signs.
     
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  7. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Just an update.
    I've not had any letters and a quick google only shows the signs for the bridge and charges not the tunnel.
    I've also found a government website that says 1st offence is a warning - I've already paid for both cars.

    Could it be a charge for the bridge and not tunnel?
     
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  8. Nighthawk Guest

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    wouldn't worry about it - if I remember correctly, notification has to be sent to you within a reasonable time period - I think its 21 days for civil (stand to be corrected however)
     
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  9. Alexknight91 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Best bet is just open a dartcharge account, stick £20 on it your covered then for future
     
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  10. RobsyUK Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I considered that the last time I went over the bridge a year ago.
    I have a feeling after a year you loose the money if it's not used.
     
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  11. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    ...waiting for @Zebster to make another useful comment LOL
     
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  12. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Tempting, but doesn't really work now I'm in longer in 'Nigel Farage' mode.

    PS - diesel is best. Especially now your mate Eric is squandering the UK's stock of petrol.
     
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  13. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Are diesel cars as 'successful' as your new avatar though @Zebster

    :Wink:
     
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  14. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    not sure that the word "squandering" applies when there's a surplus

    Prod-cons-petroleum-products-2014.

    mind you, you'll be able to get a good amount of dosh for the proposed diesel scrappage scheme coming soon, and then you can use that money to buy a decent Honda petrol car
     
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  15. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Current surplus nevertheless, it is a finite resource. So 'squandering' seems a reasonable word for someone disproportionately consuming that resource.

    If there is a diesel scrappage scheme, then hopefully it'll offer a better deal than the previous scrappage scheme. As I've said before elsewhere, I wouldn't buy another diesel; the tide is turning against them, but mostly it's that my typical journeys wouldn't suit a DPF. And, as this thread argues http://hondakarma.com/threads/accord-discontinuation-with-dates.13432/live it is likely that no suitable replacement for the Accord will be available from Honda; I would therefore lean towards a petrol Mazda 6 tourer.

    PS:
    You will lose that bet.
     
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  16. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I just won it, because even though you have used this thread, you have actually replied to that thread :Rolf:
     
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  17. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    This thread has gone :offtopic:, but I have to say that my I-DTEC Accord was a superb car.

    As @Zebster notes above, it was only my drop in mileage and the potential DPF issues that made me go petrol - and although I have enjoyed going back to petrol, if I was still doing the miles I'd likely have another diesel.
     
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  18. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    it won't be long before all diesels are banned from inner-London, and that will probably include all tunnels, so it won't be long before drivers of diesel cars won't be able to make the dartford crossing north-bound

    [see what I did there ....merged the two topics LOL]
     
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