Drivers using the M50 toll plaza should be aware that non-payment of the toll will result in penalty charges being applied by Eflow.
The addition of penalties could bring the total amount due up as high as €153.10 .
About 55 million trips are made on the M50 toll plaza each year – but the number will be lower in 2020 because of Covid.
There are three toll payment options for car drivers
a) Register for a toll tag from one of the several suppliers and you will be charged €2.10 per journey.
b) you can register your car with eflow 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!)
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How To Pay The Toll
If you have no toll tag 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 in one of 3 ways:-
- a) online at eflow.ie
- b) Use the eflow app on Apple or Android .
- c) Pay over the phone : 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
- d) Pay at shops in Ireland that are signed up to the Payzone system. When paying either online or at Payzone, please ensure that your vehicle’s registration plate number is entered correctly and retain your receipt for proof of payment.
M50 Toll – Penalty Charges and Fines:
- If you don’t pay the €3.10 euro toll before 8 pm the day after you used the M50 – you will get a First Penalty Notice’ (STR) and be charged a €3 penalty. (Total €6.10)
- If this new total of €6.10 is not paid within another 14 days – you will then be sent an Unpaid Toll Notice Letter (UTN) and charged another late payment charge of €42. (Total due = €48.10)
- Failure to pay the outstanding €48.10 euro due within a further 56 days will result in an additional €105 penalty being applied. Eflow pass this to their legal team – Pierse Fitzgibbon Solicitors – for collection.
So – the total due after 10 weeks ,including penalty charges, will be €153.10 Euro .
How to Pay an Eflow Penalty Charge
- You can pay an Eflow penalty online here.
- Or you can pay in person with cash/card at any retail outlet nationwide which has the Payzone sign. You will need the penalty letter with you to scan the barcode.
After 10 weeks, if you still have not paid , legal proceedings might be initiated.
Pierse Fitzgibbon Solicitors are the Enforcement Service Provider appointed by the Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
This could end up with the possibility of a court fine of up to €5,000 for each missed payment, court costs as well as a possible jail term of six months, or all three. (No one has been jailed for non-payment yet)
Appealing the Penalty Charges
Although we have heard of at least one person who refused to pay the penalties and after several long winded letters – they accepted the original toll charge as payment.
Not a bad margin by eFlow – €3.10 increasing to €153.10 in 71 days . That’s about 5000 percent increase on the initial charge.
Figures Valid as at September 2020
You can get the Eflow app here https://eflow.ie/community/Blog/top-reasons-to-download-t/index.xml