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Keithchesterfield
16-12-2016, 10:18
Does the Toll Tag work at Pont de Normandie or do all vehicles have to stop and pay the Booth attendants?

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grath
16-12-2016, 11:01
Think it will Keith
We purchased one earlier this year, and very happy with it. WE don't use many tolls, but when we do, it is so easy

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grath
16-12-2016, 11:21
It specifically excludes Mont Blanc and Frejus, therfore it must include Post de Normandie

From the link

.1. Which roads does this new product include?

It includes all the toll motorways in France (excluding the Mont Blanc and Fréjus tunnels). Although Sanef run the toll roads in northern France, the new tag will work with every toll road across France. Sanef will simply send you one single bill for your entire trip. See Home - sanef (http://www.sanefgroupe.com/en_instit) for general information about the network, planning your trip, facilities, radio traffic news in English (107.7FM on the hour, every hour) and how Sanef put the customer first. The Tag also works on any car park displaying the logo. The full network of motorways is shown below

carol
16-12-2016, 11:21
As someone who travels alone I've thought about it for the convenience, even though I don't use many tolls. Is it worth it?

grath
16-12-2016, 11:22
As someone who travels alone I've thought about it for the convenience, even though I don't use many tolls. Is it worth it?

Yes! certain tolls are unavoidable without lots of hassle or very heavy traffic. Then it really does help as no need to walk around, struggle to reach the payment thing.

carol
16-12-2016, 11:24
Yes!

That's a resounding answer! Maybe I should look into it for my Spain trip ...

grath
16-12-2016, 11:29
And you miss the sometimes very long queue
Carol, I edited my post above yours

mark61
16-12-2016, 12:31
That's a resounding answer! Maybe I should look into it for my Spain trip ...


Wheres your sense of adventure. Holding up the traffic while you sort out all the small coins and then walk round van is half the fun. :)

Keithchesterfield
16-12-2016, 13:59
Wheres your sense of adventure. Holding up the traffic while you sort out all the small coins and then walk round van is half the fun. :)

Certainly there's some satisfaction in hearing Johnny Foreigner press his horn continuously, hear him shout abuse and see his raised finger/s while you try to find the correct change as he becomes more and more exasperated as you try to pay for the Toll road journey you've just done.

But weigh that up with you having to get out of your vehicle, the wind is howling and despite being undercover the rain somehow still beats against you, and leaving the warm cab to fertle about for cash or card in your pockets or purse and find to your dismay you've suddenly got cramp in your leg as you struggle in and out of the vehicle.

With a Tag there's no more winding windows down, pulling mirrors in, lining up exactly opposite the ticket machine, unlocking seat belt, struggle to find where you put the Credit/Debit Card, sort out which unfamiliar Euro coins you have available, remember to take ticket and Credit/Debit card, wind up window, wind it down again to push back wing mirror, wind it up again, fasten seat belt and give a deep sigh as you remember there's another Toll booth a few kilometres down the road where you'll to go through the same procedure again.

For a small amount of financial outlay you can purchase a Toll Tag and smugly sit there in comfort as you fly through the Toll booths to be ahead of those aggressive drivers who passed you a few miles up the road.

Toll Tags? – I've found they're the best thing since sliced bread if I use the Toll roads.

If you don't use the Toll roads then life is simpler but usually the journey is longer in time.

Your choice!

Here's one I did earlier …....


https://youtu.be/zRosz3EPtGM

mark61
16-12-2016, 14:30
Yes, I was joking :)

Driven through France a fair few times on my own and have the peage well sorted. Luckily enough I can cross over to passenger side in cab without getting out, ticket is clipped on dashboard, credit card out of pocket before hand. Can get through faster then half the locals, ;)
Still, I'll probably get a Tag for next year, it does make sense.

Love your videos BTW, just makes me want to get in my van and go. Thanks for posting them. :)

BGT180
16-12-2016, 15:01
Have used the Sanef toll transponder for 4 years and it does work on the Pont de Normandie now. Have found it convenient to use especially when last year the passenger window motor packed up!! Only on on occasion has it not triggered the barrier and soon put right via the Help button.

BGT180
16-12-2016, 15:20
Another suggestion that comes to mind if using a tag is not move too close to a pick up truck or low backed vehicle e.g. sports car at the Montpellier toll booths. Last year I impatiently moved up closely behind a pickup truck and my tag triggered the barrier arm before he paid. The truck roared off being his lucky day and I was unable to move on. Spoke via help button and was basically left with option only of paying by credit card and claiming back. Was about €35 and took an age for them to find the double payment and repay. Apart from that it is a great way to travel reducing time at booths

yeoblade
16-12-2016, 15:45
I find it gives my wife, passenger, a useful task, we chuck all the coins in the cup holder and she counts them all up as we travel, trying to predict the toll cost at the next peage, and ceremoniously feeds in all the smallest coins she can first. Can take ages some times, though I have clouted the mirror before trying to get close so she can reach.

carol
16-12-2016, 17:44
My life is made a bit more difficult as the passenger seat and foot well is packed with stuff. I've handled them in the past and years ago when travelling as a passenger had no problems. I like the idea of just driving through but depends whether that's worth the cost, which I'm not sure of yet.

Keithchesterfield
16-12-2016, 17:51
yeoblade - my wife used to do the collecting of tickets and paying with a minimum of complaint ever since we first visited France.

But once we'd got a Toll Tag and sailed through every Toll booth this year with no hassle – I got a rollicking for not getting a Tag years ago!

Beware SWMBO.

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grath
16-12-2016, 18:40
When I was trucking, I always wore slip on clack style clogs, and at a toll both, I could stop, nip across and do it very nearly as quick as a left hand drive. I was out of my clogs even before the truck had stoped.
Well Mrs G seemed to take an eternity, I used to get so frustrated, and we hardly ever use tolls.
Just between Calais and Rouen, and the last three tolls before Irun.
As I have gotten older, I am so fed up of french roundabout after roundabout, but still we only used a couple more toll bits, but it is great to just drive through, while others have to queue.
It is well worth having!. and this is from a person who never never used tolls!
And our present van is a LHD

yeoblade
16-12-2016, 19:00
yeoblade - my wife used to do the collecting of tickets and paying with a minimum of complaint ever since we first visited France.

But once we'd got a Toll Tag and sailed through every Toll booth this year with no hassle – I got a rollicking for not getting a Tag years ago!

Beware SWMBO.

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Each to their own; she gets bored if we travel on motorways, and actually enjoys paying with cash!, I've suggested using the credit card before and that did't go down well at all - little pleasures :lol-053:
As said though - if there is a long queue the Tag is the speedier way of course.

ScamperVan
16-12-2016, 23:27
And don't forget the 20km(?) booths where you don't even have to stop :)

I love our Liber-T tag; was a right pain before trying to get close enough that Aidan could sort out the payment without me (driver) taking off the mirrors. Oh, and the embarrassment as he took the opportunity to get rid of every "brown" coin he had at the manned booths! :(

BGT180
17-12-2016, 05:29
And don't forget the 20km(?) booths where you don't even have to stop :)

I love our Liber-T tag; was a right pain before trying to get close enough that Aidan could sort out the payment without me (driver) taking off the mirrors. Oh, and the embarrassment as he took the opportunity to get rid of every "brown" coin he had at the manned booths! :(

Think the "fast" lanes are 30km and I tried them twice but chickened out as I entered the booth by slowing down!! However I noticed on passing through that the arm is of flexible plastic so probably wouldn't damage the bonnet. Also the lanes often have height restrictions and need to choose the lorry right hand lane

grath
17-12-2016, 07:42
Think the "fast" lanes are 30km and I tried them twice but chickened out as I entered the booth by slowing down!! However I noticed on passing through that the arm is of flexible plastic so probably wouldn't damage the bonnet. Also the lanes often have height restrictions and need to choose the lorry right hand lane

Yes they are 30km, and yes you need the truck lanes. I must admit it is a bit scary thinking is the barrier going to lift!

spigot
17-12-2016, 12:11
My life is made a bit more difficult as the passenger seat and foot well is packed with stuff. I've handled them in the past and years ago when travelling as a passenger had no problems. I like the idea of just driving through but depends whether that's worth the cost, which I'm not sure of yet.

Keep off toll roads, that's what we do.

ScamperVan
21-12-2016, 10:58
Had an email from Sanef with a link that, if used by a new customer, gets us both a 5 euro discount.

PM me if anyone is interested.

tjay
22-12-2016, 22:42
We used our Sanef toll tag in May this year with no problem. Also when used to bypass some big cities when heading south !! make things so much easier for us both !! Best thing ever in my opinion !! recommend it !!


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