UNPAID TOLL VIOLATIONS = REGISTRATION SUSPENSION!
A warning to all Pennsylvania drivers with unpaid toll violations – your vehicle registration may be suspended if you don’t pay all outstanding fines before August 4, 2017.
Under 75 Pa.C.S. §1380 (“Section 1380”), which will go into effect on August 4, 2017, Pennsylvania may suspend a driver’s vehicle registration if the driver has 6 or more outstanding toll violations OR unpaid toll violations that total $500 or more. Drivers falling into this category will receive notice by mail alerting them that the toll agency is seeking suspension of the vehicle registration. After 30 days, the toll entity will then notify the Department of Motor Vehicles and the vehicle registration will be suspended. The suspension will last until the violations are paid or otherwise resolved through the appeal process. If your vehicle registration is suspended, you will have to pay all toll violations, fines and fees that are outstanding plus a $91 registration fee.
This does not only apply to in state toll violations! Any tolling agency outside of Pennsylvania may enter into an agreement with the Commonwealth to enforce toll violations. In fact, it already includes all toll points under the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
A quick check online will tell you if you fall within the category of drivers that are subject to this new provision of the law (based on outstanding payments owed to the Pennsylvania Turnpike only). To see if you have any outstanding Pennsylvania Turnpike toll violations, click here.