How to Avoid a Ticket When You Don’t Have Exact Change for the Toll

You’re about to exit the parkway and come across an exact change lane. Of course, you don’t have the exact change. Or, perhaps you don’t have any change—you can’t even dig up a nickel from between the seats.


Tips to Avoid a Tollbooth Ticket

Here are a few things you can do:

  • Suppose the toll is 65 cents and all you have is three quarters. Just throw the 75 cents in. You’ll lose 10 cents but you will avoid a ticket.
  • Pay with pennies. It may be annoying, but it will save you $50.
  • Contact a toll collector. They can give you an address to send the money in. If paid within five days, you will avoid the $50 ticket.
  • Go through with the risk of getting a ticket. If you go through once without paying, the chance of getting hit with a ticket is slim. But, if you continue to do so, you will get a ticket.


Penalties for Failing to Pay the Parkway Toll

A ticket for failing to pay the parkway toll includes a $50 administrative fee plus the cost of the toll. You won’t receive any points on your license for toll fines that aren’t paid. But, accumulating unpaid tickets will hurt your credit score and your car registration can be suspended.

If you have received a ticket for failing to pay a toll that you don’t think you deserved or have any questions call me, defense attorney William C. Miller, today at (732) 742-5556.