Donohoe calls for review of M50 toll structures

10th November, 2009

The M50 tolling system should be reviewed after it emerged that motorists are paying €50,000 every day in fines, according to Fine Gael Seanad Transport Spokesman Paschal Donohoe.


“The M50 toll was never supposed to be another motor tax. No-one ever expected the NRA to turn into an outpost of the Revenue Commissioners. But with €50,000 worth of fines being imposed every day on motorists, the toll has effectively become a motorway tax.


“With this level of fines being imposed every day, and with 200 motorists being wrongly billed every day, the tolling system is clearly breaking down. There must be an urgent review of the entire system to make it easier to pay the toll and avoid being fines.”