Toll roads can be very convenient, but obviously, there is a price.
But it’s a price that more and more Texans just don’t want to pay.
Oh, they use the road, but they ignore the bill.
“There’s more than 28000 vehicle owners with 100 violations,” says TxDot spokesperson Becky Ozuna. “Then we have 14,785 with more than 100 violations. Then close to 5000 with 200 violations, 3000 with about 300 violations and about 1500 with 400 violations. So, we’re really concentrating on these chronic toll violators. In the past TXDOT has only been able to send invoices through the Justice of the Peace Courts.”
Now obviously, Loop 49 is locally run, but if you rack up toll bills on any road operated by TXDOT, they now have a way to make you pay.
But now there is public humiliation…
“We’re also going to notify the media in your area that you’re one of the top violators,” Ozuna says.
And if that’s not enough, they can take your car…
“In the future if they are stopped by law enforcement, they can be ticketed and possibly even impounded,” she says. “We can also report these habitual violators to the country tax assessor-collector and then possibly block the renewal of their registration.”
So now, that toll bill is no longer one you can ignore.