Foreign Drivers and Dart Charge Debt

Sarah Joseph made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Department for Transport did not have the information requested.

Dear Department for Transport,

I would like to know, the following:-
A list of the M25 chiefs ‘failing to enforce Dartford Crossing tolls on foreign drivers’ and their business interests
The emails between the Divisional Director for Dart Charge and Government about going soft on foreign drivers and the methods and attempts and success pursuing foreign drivers for payment of toll charges since August 2017
The statistics for foreign drivers using the crossing, paying, not paying, being pursed and recoveries. The number of vehicles and the amounts involved) month on month since August 2017

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Joseph

Department for Transport

Dear Ms Joseph,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
has been allocated reference number P0017124.

A response will be issued to you in due course.


Department for Transport
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Dear Department for Transport,
The 1.8million cases have been passed to the European Debt Recovery Agent to try and track down the fare dodgers. But Highways England declined to tell The Sun how much has been recovered as the figure “could have the potential to encourage drivers of non-UK vehicles to purposely avoid payment”.
No one can find nothing about the emails between your Highways Agency leaders about this. Right!
Yours sincerely,
Sarah Joseph

J Marriott left an annotation ()

Need to cut down time for payment for any foreign registered vehicle to ensure any unpaid charges are recovered before vehicles are allowed to cross the Channel.

RIS Correspondence, Department for Transport

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Dear Sarah Joseph

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request regarding
enforcement of the Dart Charge on Foreign drivers. Please see attached the
Department for Transport’s reply.

Stephen Shuster

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