Monday, June 17, 2013
NTTA offers one-time forgiveness offer to toll violators
Saved by the NTTA.
DALLAS Commutes can be tricky. You wake up in the morning, the alarm gives out a warning, and you think you'll never make it on time. Those for whom simply getting to school, work, or wherever presents zany chaos that's racked up a few -- OK, more than 100 -- Dallas North Tollway violations, however, have just been saved by the bell. The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) announced a one-time grace period on overdue tolls through September 13.
Habitual violators -- those who owe at least 100 overdue tolls and who have received at least two notices of non-payment in the last year -- will receive a written notice from NTTA. In order to take part in the offer, violators may either pay all outstanding tolls in full and become TollTag members or take part in a payment agreement play where they must become a TollTag member, pay all outstanding tolls, and pay an administrative fee equaling 10 percent of all overdue tolls.
According to the NTTA, beginning September 14, habitual violators with outstanding tolls may face vehicle registration blocks and civil collections suits banning their vehicles from NTTA roadways. Violations of those bans may result in Class C misdemeanors with $500 fines or vehicle impounding.
For more information, visit ntta.org.