Legislature passes bill to crack down on Pennsylvania Turnpike toll violators

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A bill to crack down on Pennsylvania Turnpike toll violators is on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk and awaiting his signature.

House Bill 2025, given final approval in the state House, authorizes PennDOT to suspend the vehicle registrations of owners who rack up six or more payments or $500 in unpaid tolls.

Drivers would be notified in writing that their registration faces suspension.

Turnpike officials say they wrote off $5.4 million in tolls from drivers who didn’t pay in fiscal year 2016, an increase of 45 percent from the previous year.

Once signed into law, the bill would take effect in nine months.

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