Re: Second Seven Bridge Toll Charge
> I went across the Second Severn Bridge today with Reggie (110 CSW) and a
> car trailer to collect the A40 Farina from Aberystwyth.
> Reggie is greedy and has a spare wheel on the back AND on the bonnet.
> When I got to the toll booth I was told that he would only charge me
> £4.80, but it should have been £9.60 because I had a wheel on the bonnet.
> I was advised to remove it before I came through next time (if I only
> want to pay £4.80)
> Anybody have any clue as to the logic behind this?
> Who also has an Austin A40 Farina now!
I'm not absolutely certain about this, but I have been told that there
is a height sensor on the approach to each pay booth and if your vehicle
triggers the sensor then it is assumed to be a van.
When I was a transport officer in the TA we used to have plenty of
arguements with the bridge operator about this as older Defenders (spare
on the bonnet) would be charged van rates and Wolf's (or is that
Wolves?) with the spare on the side would only have to pay as a car. We
always lost the arguement BTW :-(