A motorcyclist who covered his number plate with black cardboard to avoid paying a toll could face a $180 fine.

Footage filmed by another driver shows the rider slide the black sheet over the registration plate while steering his bike with the other hand.

New South Wales Transport Minister Andrew Constance labelled him a 'buffoon' as he could have legally avoided paying the toll had he taken Parramatta Road instead.

Mr Constance told Nine News: 'The guy's a buffoon and he just needs to realise that ultimately there's cameras right along that motorway, so there's every likelihood we might be able to catch up with him.'

The M4 tolls for cars and motorcyclists range from $1.77 to $4.56 while heavier vehicles such as trucks are charged between $5.30 to $13.67.  

He was seen reaching around to use a piece of black cardboard to hide registration plate (pictured covering his plate)

More than 1.1 million tolls on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel, which are both publicly owned, were unpaid in the 2018-2019 financial year.

NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury told The Daily Telegraph in 2018 he was 'stunned' by how many people refused to pay the tolls.

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'The overwhelming majority of people are doing the right thing and they are subsidising­ those­ who don't pay and that is unacceptable,' Mr Khoury said. 

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