NY Starts Suspending Toll Evaders’ Car Registrations

ALBANY (AP) -

New York state on Wednesday began suspending the registrations of vehicles driven by 575 persistent toll evaders.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the process is part of a policy implemented this year that allows the state to suspend registrations of those who fail to pay tolls five times in 18 months. The Democrat said chronic toll evaders force law-abiding New Yorkers to cover the cost of maintaining the state’s transportation system.

The state sends warning letters to the owners of vehicles caught consistently evading tolls. Owners are given the opportunity to pay before the state takes action.