Maine is Looking to Go After New Brunswick Drivers Who Blow Through Tolls
A bill approved by committee if it becomes law will give the Secretary of State the ability to go after some Canadians who blow through the Maine Turnpike tolls.
Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have agreements where they can punish drivers for going through tolls without paying but the MTA wants to be able to crackdown on drivers from New Brunswick, Canada as well.
According to numbers provided by the MTA, since October of 2013 the top 20 toll violators have been tractor trailer drivers from New Brunswick. Totaling 548 violations and $4,300. One truck blew through toll 88 times at a price tag of $677.
A bill in the works endorsed by a legislative committee would give the Secretary of State the ability to suspend out-of-state licensed drivers’ right to drive on not just the Maine Turnpike but on all Maine roads.