FROM this weekend drivers will no longer have to stop at toll booths to pay to use a river crossing on Britain's busiest motorway.
The good news for motorists is that the online pre-pay or pay-after system at the Dartford Crossing on the M25 should ease congestion.
But the bad news about the system, which comes into effect on Sunday, is that the daily charge for cars rises from the current £2 to £2.50, with increases also for light and heavy goods vehicles.
And it is likely that it will be spring 2015 before the full benefits of the new system will be felt as there will be roadworks for a time while the toll booths are removed.
At present drivers pay at 27 booths on the Kent side of the crossing after they have either gone over the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which takes traffic from north to so...