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Thousands on course for Dart Charge savings

More than 100,000 vehicles have been registered for a Dart Charge account, the Highways Agency revealed today.

Since account registrations went live on November 5, up to 2,200 people every hour have visited the website to sign up for a pre-pay account, which means they'll save up to a third on each crossing.

To help ease congestion at the Dartford Crossing from November 30 drivers will no longer stop at a barrier to pay the Crossing charge. Instead, they will pay Dart Charge online, by phone or post or at one of thousands of retailers nationwide.

Dart Charge in numbers:

  • £2.50 will be the new cost to use the Dartford Crossing – reduced to £1.67 if paid using a prepay Dart Charge account
  • Over 77,000 accounts set up so far – covering over 100,000 vehicles
  • 53% of people a day register for auto top-up
  • It takes less than 7 minutes on average to set up an account
  • 12% accounts set up on a mobile device
  • 18% of accounts set up on a tablet
  • 52 countries where users have registered for account, including Germany, France, Netherlands Belgium, Spain, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Spain plus one from New Zealand