Daring moment a motorcyclist is caught doing a sneaky act to avoid paying tolls on a busy highway
- Motorist tried to hide license plate to avoid paying toll
- The bikes are not equipped with electronic tags
A wily motorcyclist has been hailed as a ‘legend’ for covering his license plate with his foot to avoid paying tolls on a busy motorway.
The driver performed the stunt on an Australian highway to avoid detection by cameras and collected a toll fee because his motorcycle is not equipped with an electronic tag.
The movement was captured by a passing motorist, who uploaded the hilarious video to a local Facebook page earlier this week.
“This guy,” the driver jokingly captioned the footage, which shows the cyclist exiting a detour before entering a busy highway.
It is unclear where the bicyclist was driving at the time, but he can be seen pulling out of a detour before heading onto a busy freeway.
Social media users were quick to react to the cyclist’s clever ploy, with some going so far as to call the man a “legend” for avoiding detection.
Some suggested that the roads be free for motorcyclists because they don’t cause traffic and don’t contribute to pollution as much as other vehicles.
“It’s ridiculous that motorcycles and scooters have to pay the same amount of tolls as cars, 4x4s and trucks. How is that fair? one person said.
“They literally make up for zero congestion and zero damage to the road they’re on.”
Like other drivers, motorcyclists must pay fees to use the toll roads.
If riders do not pay fares within a three-day period, they may be issued a final toll notice that includes a $20 administrative fee.
Passengers who do not pay this fee may receive a final fine notice of more than $190.
NSW has the most tolled roads in Australia with 13, followed by Queensland which has six and Victoria which has two.