Gateway to misery for innocent drivers, as fines to cross the Mersey take their toll
Drivers ‘wrongly penalised’ by same ANPR technology used at Dartford Crossing
It was hailed as a liberation. Surveillance cameras that record vehicle registration plates replaced the toll booths at one of the UK’s most notorious bottlenecks, the Dartford Crossing, east of London. Three years later, they have been installed at the new Mersey Gateway toll bridge which opened last October.
But although it is aimed at easing congestion and speeding up journeys, technical inadequacies that have wrongly fined hundreds of thousands of Dartford drivers are now penalising those crossing the Mersey.
Source: Guardian Transport