Drivers using the M50 toll plaza should be warned that non payment of the toll could result in penalty charges being applied that bring the total amount due up to as much as €151.10 .
Back in August 30th 2008 a “barrier free” tolling system called eFlow was introduced on the M50 in Dublin . There are three payment options for drivers (cash at the toll plaza is NOT one of them.)
a)You can register for a tag from one of the several suppliers and be charged €2.10 per journey.
b) you can register your car for a video recognition account and pay €2.60 per journey.
c) If you don’t register for a tag account or register your number plate for a video recognition account – you will have to pay €3.10 each time.(by 8pm the next day!)
More Here about M50 Tolls – The Cheapest way to Pay
How do you Pay?
If you have no ttoll ag or video account – the cameras will record your registration number as you pass through. You will then owe eFlow €3.10 Euro. This can either be paid
a) online at eflow.ie
b) Pay over the phone (from Ireland): 1890 50 10 50 or 01 4610011 or From UK / NI: 0845 30 15 405 . International phone number: +800 50 10 50 11 or +353 1 4610122
c) You can pay at shops in Ireland that are signed up to the Payzone system – there are hundreds of them all over Ireland.
M50 Toll – Penalty Charges and Fines:
- If you don’t pay the €3.10 euro toll before 8pm the day after you use the M50 – you will be charged another €3. (Total €6.10)
- If this new total of €6.10 is not paid within another 14 days – you will then be charged another late payment charge of €41.50
- Failure to pay the now outstanding €47.60 euro due within a further 56 days will result in an additional €103.50 penalty being applied.
So – the grand total due after 10 weeks will now be €151.10 Euro .
After that – if you still have not paid the amount due – legal proceedings might be initiated with the possibility of a court fine of up to €5,000, as well as a jail term of six months, or both, per offence.. So save money – and pay quickly.
Not a bad margin there by eFlow – €3.10 increasing to €151.10 in 71 days . That’s about 5000 percent increase on the initial charge.
With plenty of non Dublin drivers on the way to the airport for holidays – this is a big earner for Eflow . Why do we put up with it?
Figures Valid as at June 2019
You can get the Eflow app here https://eflow.ie/community/Blog/top-reasons-to-download-t/index.xml