The number of drivers unable to pay the toll at the Dartford Crossing between Kent and Essex has nearly tripled in three years.

Last year, 39,996 people were issued with a debt ticket for not having enough cash when they reached the crossing, compared with 15,216 in 2010.

Of those given tickets, 1,336 never paid up compared with 639 in 2010.

Reported by the BBC. You can read the full story here. 

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