Dartford toll tunnel

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  1. sb8263

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    i have a blue badge but my mobility car is exempt from paying the Vehicle Excise Tax on the grounds of disability, so it looks like because i am in the MH i have to pay the toll,,,,surely it should go on the person not the vehicle i use......
     
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    It's hardly likely to bankrupt you at £2.00 or £1.33 if you get a tag.
     
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    on the bloody poverty line here,,,,its costly going to dover for a night.....:(
     
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    £2 back too :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Free after 10 p.m.
     
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    The toll is for vehicles.. Not individuals... You can always do the Blackwall tunnel.. Its free... Or go late at night
     
  7. sb8263

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    guess i better dig deep,,,,very deep,,,,,even deeper.......got wifeys purse,,,,no problems now.....:rofl::rofl:
     
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    I might sound unsympathetic but. Pay up, enjoy the convenience and the view on the way out. You could also, in a sore moment calculate the amount of diesel and time you would have used if the crossing wasn't there.
     
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    Time and diesel are still VERY expensive due to the often in excess of 10 mile tailback at crawling speed
     
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    Been through today back ,about ten mile q to get over the bridge going down
     
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    dont mind paying up,,,just seems wrong with this comment..................If your vehicle is exempt from paying the Vehicle Excise Tax on the grounds of disability - cross at the manned point (not automatic) and have documentation. Being a Blue Badge holder is not enough - the vehicle must be exempt. ....................... my car is but not the MH , surely if you are exempt in one, then you should be in another,,,,seems its discrimination on the vehicle i am in.....
     
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    Guess I have been lucky, yes have had to que but at most 10 mins.
     
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    Swap the plates when you go in the van, tell them you got them mixed up when you were washing both vehicles :)
     
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    takes 10 minutes to wash the car,,,,,almost 2 hours for MH,,,,could you get mixed up ? :(
     
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    Having used the Dartford toll on many occasions driving hgvs(even before the bridge was built)its all a matter of timing. Morning rush hour(whenever that is) is, if possible to be avoided.In all the time I have never experienced a 10 mile queue unless there was an accident ahead.A slow drag maybe.If one fancies a change(time permitting)give the Blackwall Tunnel a try or try the Woolwich ferry(free) and get a look at the Thames Barrier whilst crossing. No real sense of getting into the drumming of fingers on the steering wheel etc,its just not worth it. Two Litre bottle Coca Cola Approx £2.:happy:
     
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    We tend to hit the Southbound around 8:30 (evening) and never got through in under an hour yet.
    Having the auto makes it bearable
     
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    Just to add.The Dartford crossing is the A 282 and is not part of but is on the M25.
     
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    I have a blue badge but am not currently exempt from paying excise licences. In our motorhome we pay car rate through the dartford tunnel.

    Not being funny its only about £2.00 and far cheaper than the crossing into Wales and................ if you dont want to pay it travel after 10pm at night and before 6am in the morning.

    However, as you are exempt, providing the tax disc/excise licence on your motorhome shows that you are exempt through disability then there is no fee for you to pay through the dartford crossing.

    See here

    http://dartfordtunnel.toolazy.me.uk/

    where it says

    "Disabled Persons vehicles. There is no charge if exempt from payment of Road Fund Tax in the United Kingdom."


    So tell me your car has tax exempt through disability

    does your motorhome have the same privilege?
     
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    that is if its on the vehicle you are in,,,,, my car has the exempt tax disc on it, not the motor home,,,,,i pay road tax on the mh, so guess i must pay the toll,,,,,i really dont mind it just seems strange that if you are disabled it depends on the vehicle you are in as to if you pay or not....
     
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