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What are Camera Charges and why does 407 ETR charge them?

407 ETR is the world's first all-electronic, open access toll highway, relieving congestion on other Greater Toronto Area highways and roads while saving customers time and money.

Because there are no toll booths, the highway needs a method to charge users whether they lease a transponder or choose to drive without one. When you choose the "no transponder" option, our remarkable technology takes a picture of your licence plate. The Camera Charge simply defrays the added costs of using this method.

Using the Video system may be the right option for infrequent users, but for regular users, leasing a transponder is always the best option. (Note: If you drive just four round trips per year on 407 ETR, then the total cost of a transponder is less than incurring the Camera Charges.)

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