I am an EU student, based in the UK. I just started travelling through the UK by car, and I am very confused about the M6 toll. I was coming from Manchester, going to London, and got close to M6 toll, with a lot of indicators regarding prices and related stuff. At a jonction (can't pinpoint where), on the right there was the toll plaza. As indicated by the navigation system, I took to the right. What I am afraid I have done is to take a detour for cars with tags, thus avoiding the payment.

Coming with a more concrete question, did I mistakenly avoid the payment? What can I do in this regard (there does not seem to be a way to pay online)?

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    For your last question: just Google M6 toll. You'll find the site where you can pay. That's how I did it when I entered the toll part unexpectedly (in a Dutch car). – user40521 Jun 16 '18 at 19:22
  • If you're carrying an Android phone with location history enabled you'll be able to confirm you used the toll road but unlikely to be accurate enough to tell you which lane. – user16259 Jun 16 '18 at 20:39
  • First thing I do in a place is get a toll-tag. And a transit pass. The new trend is to have no toll booths at all, and simply deal kindly to people with no tags who willingly pay up (Golden Gate Bridge). That's not true everywhere, EZpass (the US northeast) are total jerks. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jun 16 '18 at 21:18
  • You say you were using satnav. But satnav advises something like "this is a toll route, do you want to avoid it?" – Weather Vane Jun 16 '18 at 23:15
  • @WeatherVane that's an extremely general statement, and I know (since my satnav app doesn't say that) that not all satnavs do. I agree that if the OP's satnav had given such advice, then it's a shame (s)he didn't heed it; but assuming it did and (at least implicitly) chiding the OP for ignoring it seems a wee bit harsh. – MadHatter Jun 17 '18 at 11:03

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