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SteveH

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« Reply #719 on: November 11, 2017, 07:31:32 PM »
M. I do not think anybody will knock the advantages of the new bridge or the charges?  Especially those who are aware of the rules, however it does appear that it will penalise the unwary, and as DVT says *The time allowed before the fines are sent out is far too short *  and the company running the toll, seem to expect an increased revinue from these fines, (mentioned above)  I recently crossed the bridge on a quiet Sunday morning as a passenger, with plenty of time to read the signs, even under these circumstances I missed the relevent information, so I do sympathise with those, in my opinion, who are being victimised.



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« Reply #720 on: November 12, 2017, 07:49:03 AM »
Has Speke Road been upgraded as part of the process?
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« Reply #721 on: November 12, 2017, 08:53:11 AM »
Did you mean Speke Boulevard Ian? If so then no it hasn't been upgraded. It still  has as many potholes and ruts as ever on the side into town but was I think was resurfaced in parts going outwards towards the bridge.

With regard to sending out fines it would I think have been better had they been able to carry out a process of sending out warnings for the first non payment per car and details of how to pay and avoid fines thereafter.

Ian

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« Reply #722 on: November 12, 2017, 09:08:35 AM »
Thanks, ME. Yes - I suspected it might still be a tad ropey, but at least you can use the new link section from the Otterspool turn off to the docks and central Liverpool.
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SteveH

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« Reply #723 on: November 12, 2017, 10:55:07 AM »
What hundreds of furious Daily Post readers had to say about new Mersey toll bridge.

Almost 500 readers have commented on the issue, and most were critical of the Mersey Gatway.

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One of the comments.....
Okay so they have a toll on the new bridge and have done away with the toll booths very similar to over here in California they did away with the toll booths crossing on the Golden Gate bridge, so now if you don't have a pass you have 48 hours to go on line and pay but and here is he big difference they will then mail you the bill in the mail I think you have 14 days to pay then it goes up so at least the motorist has a chance to pay if caught unaware and didn't know you have to go on line to pay, but to have only one full day and the part of the day you cross to pay is terrible why can't they give you 48 hours and then mail the bill and you have time to pay, what happens if you cross this bridge on your way out of the country and have no access to pay on line then I guess it is an automatic fine...

This is your typical revenue generator and the hopes you don't pay so they can fine the motorist once again the general public are the losers... 

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« Reply #724 on: November 13, 2017, 05:44:09 PM »
1,712,934 vehicles crossing since the opening last month that still means around 50,000 drivers have been hit with fines.            (50,000 X  20 pounds not a bad profit so far)

spokesperson for Merseyflow said: "The new Mersey Gateway Bridge has been really popular. We’re approaching two million vehicles using the bridge in total and averaging over 70,000 vehicles every weekday, which is over and above what we expected.

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Ian

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« Reply #725 on: November 13, 2017, 07:37:16 PM »
Anyone know what caused the long hold-ups on the Deganwy-Conwy road at around 1730 today? Lots of flashing blue lights.
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Ian

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« Reply #726 on: November 13, 2017, 07:40:44 PM »
Liked the bit in your DP reports, Steve:

"A spokesperson for Merseyflow said: "The new Mersey Gateway Bridge has been really popular. We’re approaching two million vehicles using the bridge in total and averaging over 70,000 vehicles every weekday, which is over and above what we expected. "

Well, it's not as if they had anything to go on like - for instance - a previous bridge.  Oh, wait...

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« Reply #727 on: November 13, 2017, 08:12:32 PM »
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Anyone know what caused the long hold-ups on the Deganwy-Conwy road at around 1730 today? Lots of flashing blue lights.

Could it be this Ian?

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Ian

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« Reply #728 on: November 14, 2017, 06:38:05 AM »
That could be it, Hugo . Thanks.
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« Reply #729 on: November 14, 2017, 12:03:28 PM »
Multi vehicle pile up on the A55 eastbound lane at Llanddulas



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« Reply #730 on: November 15, 2017, 06:39:41 PM »
I read an article in the Daily Mirror on Monday and it was headlined  1 in 4 cars have out of date MOT's.      I think that it must be caused by recent changes in the law relating to Road tax for vehicles.
When a car is sold the existing road tax stops and the car's new owner then has to road tax the vehicle from the time they purchased it.
Consequently there will be an overlap of time between the dates of expiry of the MOT and the road tax.

That's no excuse though for not having a MOT but with the abolition of road tax discs then something like this was inevitable.

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« Reply #731 on: November 15, 2017, 07:20:21 PM »
I suspect one reason could be that you don't get a reminder that your MoT is about to expire.  This is something that perhaps the MoT stations could address by sending reminders and therefore getting the business.

Even though you no longer get a tax disc you do still get the reminder to cough up.  That would be the time that the system would flag up "No MoT" when the Post Office scans the form.  Not sure whether you get a reminder if you renew online.

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« Reply #732 on: November 15, 2017, 08:12:55 PM »
By coincidence, I only signed up for MOT reminders yesterday.

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« Reply #733 on: November 15, 2017, 10:30:45 PM »
The system still flags up MOT's and Road tax that have expired.     With road tax that has expired the DVLA will issue another reminder for the road tax and if the default continues then they say that they will then issue a notice for the car to be clamped.     Unfortunately they do no always do what they say they will do.

The DVLA has no power to deal with expired MOT'S,  that is a Police matter and the Police don't appear to be in a rush to do anything about expired MOT's either