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French toll roads

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:23 am

Previously in France I have used toll roads and simply paid at the barrier - at the car rate :sad:
I now understand that if you use the lorry lane, motorcycles are charged a lower rate. Can anyone explain how this works, please?
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Re: French toll roads

Postby milleplod » Fri May 17, 2019 11:40 am

All vehicles using the height-restricted lanes get charged as Class 1, there's no way for that lane to differentiate between vehicle classes - it's that simple! I always say to myself 'avoid the goalposts' as I approach them! :smile:

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Re: French toll roads

Postby raesewell » Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am

On the approach to the barrier (non height restricted) there is a scanner that scans height and width. On the height restricted booths there is no scanner, so you get charged as a car.
I have the Emovis Tag which saves the gloves off scrabble for the wallet gloves back on fiasco.
Motorcycles are class 5. I have always been charged as a class 5, so it seems to be quite reliable and accurate.
All explained on the Emovis site. It used to be Sanef but got taken over a couple of years ago.
https://www.emovis-tag.co.uk/

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Re: French toll roads

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Fri May 17, 2019 12:22 pm

That’s all clear now. Thanks for the responses.
If they scan the width they may charge my 1200RT as a lorry :grin:
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Re: French toll roads

Postby milleplod » Fri May 17, 2019 12:47 pm

That’s all clear now. Thanks for the responses.
If they scan the width they may charge my 1200RT as a lorry :grin:
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They might charge me as a wide load....on any bike! :lol:

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Re: French toll roads

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 pm

Previously in France I have used toll roads and simply paid at the barrier - at the car rate :sad:
I now understand that if you use the lorry lane, motorcycles are charged a lower rate. Can anyone explain how this works, please?
Thanks
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That's actually the other way around.
If you are unsure, just roll up to a booth with an attendant O:)
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Re: French toll roads

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri May 17, 2019 6:11 pm

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Re: French toll roads

Postby raesewell » Fri May 17, 2019 7:08 pm

I wouldn't hold your breath while looking for a booth with an attendant.

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Re: French toll roads

Postby CharlieVictor » Sat May 18, 2019 2:38 pm

On main thoroughfares such as the A26 (aka 'Autoroute des Anglais', or 'Englishmen Highway'), A1, A6, the big toll barriers usually have three or four booths still manned.
On less frequented highways, especially on "middle of nowhere" exits, yes most now are automated.

Yet as the video shows, you can manually specify you ride a motorbike if the machine has misidentified your vehicle.
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Re: French toll roads

Postby HughMcQ » Sun May 19, 2019 10:20 pm

I'm sure I read somewhere that if you keep your bike to the left of the lane, it senses you are not a full width vehicle and are a motorcycle but if you stop in the middle you pay full price.....but then again that could just be an urban myth !!

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Re: French toll roads

Postby raesewell » Mon May 20, 2019 9:21 am

If you pass through the non height restricted booth it matters not on your position in the lane.


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