More than £250,000 has been paid in Dart Charge fines by drivers who only needed to pay the crossing toll charge, it has been revealed.

7,424 fines of up to £70 were settled by motorists seemingly unaware that they only needed to pay the £2.50 crossing fee, according to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Reported by Kent Online. You can read the full story here. 

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