Crackdown continues on Wabash Bridge toll violations | News
INDOT continues to crack down on toll violators on the Wabash Memorial Toll Bridge. Thus far 30 drivers have been summoned to Posey County Traffic Court and face fines and court costs in addition to back tolls owed.
Each time drivers cross the Wabash Bridge without paying a toll, they are committing a Class C traffic infraction punishable with $220 in fines and court costs. INDOT is calling habitual violators and sending certified letters in an effort to establish payment plans and avoid sending the cases to the Posey County Prosecutor. To date 63 payment plans have been established and 23 customers are now fully paid.
Many violators have refused to return INDOT’s calls or sign for certified letters. Time is limited for these drivers to set up a payment plan as they will be referred to the Prosecutor in the near future. Wabash Bridge users who wish to pay off outstanding balances and avoid fees and citations should call INDOT at 317-232-5385 to set up a payment plan.
Drivers crossing the Wabash Memorial Toll Bridge connecting Illinois 141 with Indiana 62 are required to maintain a prepaid Wabash Pass account and affix an associated transponder tag to their vehicle’s front windshield. Electronic tolls are 50 cents for cars, 30 cents for motorcycles or bicycles and $1.70 for six-axle trucks. Tolls have not been increased since 1984, and pay for continued maintenance and eventual replacement of the bridge, which opened in 1956.
Roadside displays have been relocated to better tell Wabash Pass account holders “Thank You” when their pre-paid account is charged or “Low Balance” when funds are running low.
More information is available at www.wabashpass.com.
-Information from INDOT