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Old March 14th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #561
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But what if you're not living in the area and felt like getting off there (hmm, that sounds strange...)? Do the cops start to chase you?
You go to the next toll which is not very far from this one.

But I think this system is temporary, due the closed bridge "Pont de la Caille" that prevent people to use the nearby national road...
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Old March 15th, 2009, 03:45 AM   #562
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But I don't see any barriers preventing people who don't pay to simply pass the station. Or am I blind?

Once, I was riding in France with my brother. We were leaving Dijon heading for Lyon. When entering the motorway he saw no barriers and thought "cool, I won't have to pay!". When we arrived at Lyon without a ticket you can imagine what happened. We had to pay for going all the way from Paris
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Old March 15th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #563
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Once, I was riding in France with my brother. We were leaving Dijon heading for Lyon. When entering the motorway he saw no barriers and thought "cool, I won't have to pay!". When we arrived at Lyon without a ticket you can imagine what happened. We had to pay for going all the way from Paris
khm, lucky you. usually you pay double longest ride
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Old March 15th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #564
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Yeah, well this was some 20 years ago. Maybe the rules have changed.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:16 AM   #565
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Depends in which region. In the southwest of France, the ladies at the toll stations are cooler. Once I went from Toulouse to Montauban, only 2.5 euros, but for some reason the machine at the Toulouse toll station didn't work, so it didn't give me a ticket. When I arrived at Montauban toll station, I told the lady the machine didn't work in Toulouse, and instead of asking me to pay the full Bordeaux-Montauban price (about 14 euros), or even double that if what you say is right, she believed me and asked me to pay only 2.5 euros.

Next time I will tell you how my cousin cheats Autoroutes du Sud de la France and manages to pay 0 euros from Toulouse to Montpellier. There's a trick.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #566
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French road going up a beautiful little valley in Autumn, near the village of Charabotte (visible down the valley), in the Ain département.

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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:28 AM   #567
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...or automated cash payment...

its a pure fun: you gather the change from your wallet and with a nice armswing get it into the cash-basket...

french motorways are really expensive, but this payment method compensates...
I wonder....

Toll baskets in Illinois (USA) accept USA$0.01 coins...



...Do these accept €0.01 coins?





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Old March 15th, 2009, 06:31 AM   #568
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Once, I was riding in France with my brother. We were leaving Dijon heading for Lyon. When entering the motorway he saw no barriers and thought "cool, I won't have to pay!". When we arrived at Lyon without a ticket you can imagine what happened. We had to pay for going all the way from Paris
Before we had vignettes in Slovenia, I once entered a motorway via ETC (so no paper ticket) only to later realize I don't even know how much money I have on the device, so I didn't risk blocking the lane. However, there was no combined lane open (ETC + cash), just a cash-only lane. Of course I soon realized I had no ticket, and had to pay the motorway's full length. Later I found out I'd had enough money on the device.
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Depends in which region. In the southwest of France, the ladies at the toll stations are cooler. Once I went from Toulouse to Montauban, only 2.5 euros, but for some reason the machine at the Toulouse toll station didn't work, so it didn't give me a ticket. When I arrived at Montauban toll station, I told the lady the machine didn't work in Toulouse, and instead of asking me to pay the full Bordeaux-Montauban price (about 14 euros), or even double that if what you say is right, she believed me and asked me to pay only 2.5 euros.
isn't there SOS button for that situations? i had that situations once here in Croatia. i was too close to car in front of me so the sensores read us as one car, so he got a ticket, i didn't. but i pressed that SOS button and few moments after that i got a ticket. ok, i couldn't pass anyway because ramp is down as long as you don't take a ticket.
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Do these accept €0.01 coins?
are there €0.01 coins?

our smallest coin is the 5 Ft coin (about €0.017)
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are there €0.01 coins?

our smallest coin is the 5 Ft coin (about €0.017)
of course there are. but i think that machines at toll stations accept 0,10€ as the smallest (since all amounts are rounded on 0,1)
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are there €0.01 coins?
Of course.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_cent_euro_coins
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Old March 15th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #573
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Actually most driver use debit card.
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are there €0.01 coins?

our smallest coin is the 5 Ft coin (about €0.017)
Most stores in the Netherlands round off to the nearest 5 cents, hence nearly nobody is using the € 0,01 coins anymore. Technically, you can still pay with it everywhere since it's an official currency.

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Actually most driver use debit card.
Yeah, I use a creditcard, ha-ha to all those Dutchmen waiting in line, trying to pay with their Dutch bankcards with their stupid caravans!
(You can't use your Dutch PIN Bank card on many places outside NL).

The Netherlands is a bit strange in electronic payment. The use of your PIN bank card is widespread, and you can pay with it everywhere in NL, but not everywhere outside NL, except ATM's and some stores. However, foreigners cannot use their credit cards in most Dutch stores, since the Dutch do not use a credit card very much.
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But I don't see any barriers preventing people who don't pay to simply pass the station. Or am I blind ?
I'm sorry to say that you are...
I was there this morning and there are barriers.
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I'm sorry to say that you are...
I was there this morning and there are barriers.
could we get some better and closer photos of those toll stations? i'm really interested into them!
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I see ramps by those toll booths.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 09:08 AM   #578
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Actually most driver use debit card.
Don't they have a system like E-ZPass?
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Yeah, Libert-T
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and why are they assymetric (one passage is wider then the other one)
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