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Fees For Not Paying Video Tolls In Maryland Will Be Cut In Half Starting In July

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Once Maryland rolls out its new electronic tolling system, drivers who forget to pay a video toll will see the penalty cut in half, the Maryland Transportation Authority said Thursday.

The MDTA Board approved lowering the penalty for drivers who don't pay a video toll within 45 days from $50 to $25, in part because the cost of collecting citations has decreased, the agency said in a news release.

The agency said the change is expected to save drivers around $7.4 million each year.

Other changes include allowing drivers to pay as they go by registering their license plate and credit card and providing a 15 percent discount for drivers who pay their tolls early.

The changes are tentatively set to take effect on July 1.

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