Just received a letter from Midland Expressway Limited saying that I have unpaid tolls due: £20.60
This is a total of 4 unpaid tolls dating from:
22nd Dec 2012
23rd Dec 2012
24th Dec 2012
1st Jan 2013
Quick explanation of these unpaid tolls,
I have 2 bank accounts, the main account which I pay everything from is the card I have always used on the toll road, I never had any problems with it until around the end of November when it would spit the card out and not move the barrier. So I switched to my credit card for that time. Didn't like the thought of using a credit card for something that trivial as I always have it on hand for bigger stuff.
So the next time i went (22nd Dec 2012) I switched to my 2nd account card which I use for emergencies etc, dont have to worry about paying it back and its much less of a hassle than the credit card. Had no problem with this, card went in, card came out, barrier went up, off i go.
Now on the 24th of January.... I get this letter DATED 17TH JAN saying that I may or may not be aware that my card has been declined for those 4 payments and that I have until the 25th January (tomorrow!) to pay up or they will instigate legal proceedings.
What I came here for is to ask: Does this mean I have all of tomorrow to pay or will they take 12:01 tomorrow morning as "I have ignored the letter"?
They saw over a month ago that the card failed 3 times.... yet they wait until now!