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Exit during the restricted period is controlled with an automatic bollard, which is linked to payment and permit detection apparatus. The pay machine will accept £2, £1, 50p, 20p and 10p coins. No change is given from the machine.

Drivers wishing to access the peninsula will be faced with a charge on exit. Drivers must stop at the stop line and red traffic indicator located alongside the payment machine. Following a successful transaction, the bollard will lower and, when fully retracted, the traffic signal will change to green and the driver can proceed safely out of the charged zone.

Moreover:
  • Drivers who fail to meet the charge will be permitted to proceed through the bollard system. However, a £30 (€36) charge notice is issued to the vehicle owner.
  • Vehicles will be recorded on the CCTV system and owners traced through the DVLA.
  • Drivers attempting to avoid the charge through driving out of the uncontrolled entrance will be committing a traffic offence.
  • This is monitored by the CCTV system and appropriate action will be taken against them.