WSDOT Assures Motorists that Cars with Temporary Plates Are Tolled reports that, despite some confusion, cars with temporary paper license plates are tolled after all. WSDOT toll division spokesperson Ethan Bergerson tells the website, “We can work with the Department of Licensing and send a toll bill on a temporary plate, as long as people are installing them in the correct location.” The report adds, “If the plate is obscured or in the wrong spot and the cameras can’t read it, the state will send the picture to an employee for a closer look.”

South of Washington State, The Mercury News’ “Roadshow” columnist, Gary Richards, reminds his readers that the days of using temporary, paper plates to avoid tolls is coming to an end in California.