As Maryland’s Unpaid Tolls Mount, One Lawmaker Wants to Restrict Collection Efforts

WJLA reports “Each year tolls in Maryland create a revenue stream of $650 million for the state,” but, “Nearly 30,000 drivers owe the state of Maryland a ton of unpaid toll fines. Some drivers have toll fines that reach more than $100,000.” The station adds, “The state’s civil penalties accessed to drivers is growing. In 2015, $91.2 million dollars in accessed citations for unpaid tolls. In 2016 even more — with $132 million . . . .” Nevertheless, a state senator tells WJLA he plans to introduce legislation that would reduce the amount of toll violation fines and restrict state collection efforts.