PA’s New Toll Enforcement Legislation Takes Effect in 2017. Turnpike Commission Is Pursuing Reciprocity Agreements.

The Citizens’ Voice reports, “Chronic toll scofflaws on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will face new penalties under a state law taking effect next year. The law requires the Transportation Department to suspend the vehicle registration of motorists who fail to pay six or more violations for skipping tolls.” The report adds, “The law becomes effective in late summer, which gives officials time to make another effort to persuade scofflaws to pay up before the automatic suspension kicks in, said Mark Compton, the [turnpike] commission’s chief executive officer, last week. Compton hopes to cut the list of evaders who may be at the threshold of six or more unpaid violations.” The report also notes that the commission is pursuing reciprocity agreements with other states.