People who fail to pay tolls at the Dartford Crossing will have to pay a fine of up to £105, it has just been revealed.
The Highways Agency is consulting on how it will implement fines once toll booths are removed in 2014 as part of a scheme to speed up traffic.
They will be replaced with a electronic camera system.
Meridian revealed last month that a company is being sought to design, install and collect tolls for eight years in a contract that could be worth up to half a billion pounds. Drivers will be able to pay by telephone, text message, online, and at retail outlets.
An electronic system that debits a bank account of debit cars is also expected but details are still being worked out.
Proposals suggest drivers will have until midnight to pay the daily charge or 20% on top if paid thefollowing day.
After this the proposed penalty charge for non-payment would be £70, with a reduced rate of £35 if paid within 14 days. If the penalty is not paid within 28 days it is proposed that it would increase to £105.
Full details of the scheme can be viewed on the consultation page of the Highways Agency’s website, and at Dartford Borough Council and Thurrock Council offices.