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Old 12-10-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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Beware of Toll Plaza Expressway Authority Scam!!!!! Most of the exact change lanes don't work,(you pay and the collection machine says you didn't) You get mailed a ticket. A lot of people with EPass say they are over billed. The expressway authority only "mails" tickets out, not by signed certified mail. If your ticket is lost in the mail your license may get suspended without ever knowing. Make sure you go to a recipe lane only, get a recipe every time. Never try and fight a toll violation ticket you will always lose. If anyone else has Expressway Authority nightmares post them here...
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:41 PM
 
Location: O-Town
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thats why I got e pass no problems anymore.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:16 PM
 
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Default Watch your Epass Bills Closley

Lots of people I have talked to say they are frequently over charged on their Epass monthly statement, WATCH IT CLOSELY!!!
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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That's pretty cool if they will give you a recipe each time you go through the toll booth. That can really build up your collection!
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:14 AM
 
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I drove from Miami to Orlando on the Turnpike and my Sunpass had just a little more than what the tolls would be so I decided to put it in the metallic container and pay the tolls in cash,well I ended up paying the tolls in cash and the money still came out of the Sunpass even with the Sunpass in the bag.Apparently if you go through a lane to pay cash and it says sunpass on it as well, a camera reads the license plate and takes the money out anyways.I like avoiding some long toll lines but I'm definitely not a big fan of these Sunpass/E pass programs,all the savings they advertise basically went out the window as they wouldn't refund the money either.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I drove from Miami to Orlando on the Turnpike and my Sunpass had just a little more than what the tolls would be so I decided to put it in the metallic container and pay the tolls in cash,well I ended up paying the tolls in cash and the money still came out of the Sunpass even with the Sunpass in the bag.Apparently if you go through a lane to pay cash and it says sunpass on it as well, a camera reads the license plate and takes the money out anyways.I like avoiding some long toll lines but I'm definitely not a big fan of these Sunpass/E pass programs,all the savings they advertise basically went out the window as they wouldn't refund the money either.
Great info. I never thought to even look to see if they were taking out tolls when I was paying with cash. I personally love the Epass because of the convenience but I also pay in cash sometime so I don't run down my account to low.

I got a letter one time saying that I had gone through a toll (without my knowledge) without paying and if I did it again that month I would get a ticket. Did they stop giving you a "warning"?
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:04 AM
 
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they do not read your tag. next time take the batteries out!!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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....Apparently if you go through a lane to pay cash and it says sunpass on it as well, a camera reads the license plate and takes the money out anyways......

You must have misunderstood something, or someone lied to you. This is not the case. Otherwise, when I have taken the sunpass out of the car and forgotten I would not have received the bill in the mail.

I only wish it would be like you say, it would only make sense. Even when they know I am a sunpass customer, have my credit card on file, and have a picture of my car/license plate, they waste the time and money to send me a bill, and ask that I call them and pay or send a check.

Outside of that, I have never had a problem with neither sunpass nor epass, I have both (one on the car the other on the bike)... going on 10 years, since the e-pass was a black box the stuck to your front bumper.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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That's pretty cool if they will give you a recipe each time you go through the toll booth. That can really build up your collection!
Ooops receipt.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Boston (North End)
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I spend about 80 bucks a month on the 408 and haven't had a problem with EPass. Plus, I get around $10 a month off my bill every month for being an Epass user. The expressway authority seems to be a pretty wasteful orginization, but the Epass has worked for me atleast.
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