Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Toll Amnesty Ends Friday

HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – Time is running out for motorists who have outstanding toll violations with the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

A partial toll amnesty program ends at 7 p.m. Friday.

Toll bills and violations newer than 60 days can be settled by paying the outstanding toll amount in full and other fees will be forgiven. Violations older than 60 days may be paid in full with a portion of the outstanding fees forgiven.

The turnpike commission says 1,645 of its top toll scofflaws have taken advantage of the program since it began on July 5. Chronic violators face having their registrations suspended.

Violators can pay their told by calling 877-736-6727.

Turnpike spokesperson Carl DeFebo says the amnesty program has been successful.

“The Turnpike has been able to settle almost 20,000 violations. We’ve had more than a 1,000 people calling the call center and we’ve been able to get about $1 million in revenue that we didn’t have before the amnesty program,” said DeFebo.

If toll violators continue to ignore their bills the turnpike can contact PennDOT and the violator’s vehicle registration can be suspended if they have six or more violations or violations totaling $500 or more.

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