Dart Charge- Payment Not Taken

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  1. ramsthom

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    I prepaid for 2 dartford crossings before we started our 5 week holiday in France. The first one passing through on 26/04 15 was deducted within 24 hours. On our return on 1/06/15 we passed though northbound and ive just checked today and we still 1 crossing left. It appears it has not recorded the last crossing. Should I contact them or have I received a free crossing
     
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    What time did you go through? Was it within the charging time or the free time?

    I would not contact them as you have done what you needed to and it is now up to them.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. We passed through at approx. 3pm on Monday so it was during the charge time.
     
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    Out of interest, which method did you use to prepay ?
     
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    Most likely a failure of their number plate recognition system.
    Have you got a bike rack on the back?
     
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    This happened to my son who has an account , he didn't notice that he hadn't been charged on three separate occasions.. . yet they had his details and sent letters demanding payment .. took him a while to get it sorted.. and as you would expect it was blamed on a computer glitch ...:rolleyes:
     
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    We went through a while back and forgot to pay :( Just received a bill from them for £2.50 :D Paid it.
     
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    Thanks for your replies. Geordie, you can prepay for crossings on the Dart Charge website or phone. Crossing dates are not required but you have to use them within a year. When I passed through on Monday the barrier operated as normal. I don't have a bike rack and both reg plates were clean and visible.
     
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