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Thousands Of PA Turnpike Motorists Could Be Stranded If They Fail To Pay Overdue Toll Violations & Invoices

PA Turnpike News | July 6th, 2017

The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) is warning 10,611 PA Turnpike motorists with overdue toll violations and invoices that they could risk having their motor-vehicle registrations suspended if they don’t make good on their debt. The PTC recently unveiled a partial amnesty program to encourage its top toll scofflaws — motorists who together racked up invoices and violations worth $17.1 million — to pay now before the law kicks in on August 4.

The 10,611 Turnpike motorists with six or more outstanding toll invoices or violations — or unpaid tolls and fees totaling $500 or more — are at risk of suspension when the law, known as Act 165 of 2016, takes effect next month. Until then, motorists who pay now can have additional fees waived through the PA Turnpike’s partial-amnesty program.

Act 165, enacted last fall, provides stronger enforcement tools to all tolling agencies in the Commonwealth to ensure motorists who use a toll road or bridge pay what’s owed.

As of June 23, the 10,611 PA Turnpike motorists at risk of suspension of their motor-vehicle registration were mailed a total of 280,855 violation notices and invoices — or more than 26 letters per scofflaw. The PTC today provided a county-by-county breakdown of the number of the top violators and the amounts owed, as well as information on the top interchanges with the highest percentage of violators.

To learn more about the partial-amnesty program, or to check if you have unpaid PA Turnpike toll violations, visit www.PATurnpike.com/violationenforcement.