Last Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced that the state Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend the registration of motorists who fail to pay five tolls, fees, and other charges resulting from violations on different days, within a period of 18 months.

The state estimates that it loses about $16.5 million in revenue each year to repeat toll violators.  The proposed regulations are expected to go into effect in early 2016.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“Toll evaders unfairly burden hard working New Yorkers who play by the rules and put additional stress on this state’s transportation network.  This new action cracks down on this unacceptable behavior and will keep these scofflaws off the very roads they fail to pay their fair share to maintain.”