I have received an infringement notice from Vic Police for:
DRIVE VEHICLE IN A TOLL ZONE WHEN THAT
VEHICLE IS NOT REGISTERED IN RESPECT OF
THAT TOLL ZONE, WITH THE FREEWAY
CORPORATION (code 2354)
This occurred when I was driving home from the car yard where I bought the vehicle, and I'm pretty sure I went through the Burnley Tunnel.
In retrospect, I don't think I did call to pay for the toll, but the wording has me confused as to whether it's actually saying the vehicle was NOT REGISTERED (ie with Vic Roads), or just saying I didn't pay the toll...??
This was the first correspondence I have received in regards to the matter.
I see from Vic Police FAQ that you can't rely on getting a non-payment warning, but surely I should be able to have a chance to pay the toll before getting an infringement notice??
Would the toll invoice have been sent to the car yard??
The other thing that this whole system seems to keep secret is whether there is someone you can just call up and TALK to, to discuss the matter, to help make an educated decision. The only options noted are to PAY the infringement, NOMINATE someone else as being driver, REQUEST an internal review and risk paying more, or go to COURT.