This is our experiences of using a Motorway Toll Tag in France.
A typical approach WITHOUT a Tag to the Toll booths ------
Search for purse or scrabble around in front of MH for some coins and check how much you've got.
Not enough !
So where's the Credit Card we used to buy food at the Supermarche an hour ago?
Search for Card.
“You put it where ?”
Passenger disappears into depths of MH and returns eventually with Card in hand
Slow down and wind window down to pull in wing mirror to allow close access to machine.
Not too early in case you want to change lane because the car in front has suddenly put on their hazards - they can't find their credit card and you've got to move over - or wait an age.
“By heck, there's a biting cross wind and rain coming through the open window.”
Stop directly, and I mean directly, at the side of the machine.
Passenger leans out of window.
Suddenly remember to release seat belt because they can't reach the machine.
Passenger puts credit card in machine.
Wait a few seconds and barrier rises.
Remember to take credit card - or you're in deep mire.
Set off and wind window up.
Wind window down again as Driver reminds Passenger to push wing mirror back out.
Window up again.
Loud buzzing sound.
Passenger remembers to fasten seat belt to stop buzzer.
Puts Credit Card in safe place.
There, that wasn't too bad was it?
A typical approach WITH a Tag to the Toll booths ------
Slow down a bit.
Speed up again.