to main page send e-mail Last Updated:  Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The independent voice of the global moving industry


Non-UK drivers dodging the Dart Charge

Nov 13, 2017
Over one million non-UK drivers have managed to avoid paying the Dart Charge when travelling over the Dartford Crossing.

Road Haulage Association (RHA) Policy Director Duncan Buchanan said, “This issue was identified from the moment the Freeflow system was introduced, and it is still a problem. Foreign drivers should pay: it’s as simple as that. It is very concerning that there are still hauliers making the crossing for free.”

Fines totalling more than £81 million have been passed on to a European debt recovery agency since the Dart Charge began in 2014. Highways England has stated that non-UK drivers not paying their charge make up less than 1% of total crossings, but it can still amount to an enormous loss.

Duncan concluded, “We need enforcement to ensure that the appropriate Dart Charge is collected from all crossing users and the RHA considers it to be totally unfair that there are still many who are making the crossing free of charge. It is a great concern that we just don’t know how many crossing users are dodging the charge.”

Photo: The Dartford Crossing.

     Click here to send us your stories
     Unique page views October 2018
     List of advertisers
     Directory of suppliers
  Maxi Mover - low floor Luton van sales
Cookies: This site uses non-invasive cookies to provide an enhanced visitor experience and to measure site performance.  By viewing this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies in this manner.  For further information on how cookies are used on this site, please see our privacy policy.
Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  All material © 2011 The Words Workshop Ltd.