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What You Need To Know About Florida’s New Toll Law

January 9, 2023

During a special session, Florida lawmakers approved a measure (SB 6-A) that will provide a 50 percent credit back to motorists who record 35 or more toll-road trips in a month. After being signed by the Governor, the program will last for a year, with lawmakers agreeing to spend $500 million to help toll agencies cover lost revenue.

How does it work? Well, all you have to do is have a Sunpass and the automated toll system will keep track of your tolls and refund your credits. There’s no sign up needed other than the regular Sunpass process. All tolls starting January 1st 2023 will be eligible. 

The program is meant to give commuters a break. The argument is that many hardworking people avoid toll roads to save money. Often they take longer routes that end up taking more of their time and using more gas. It all adds up to a major resource drain. 

According to FDOT “The 2023 Toll Relief Program builds upon the success of the SunPass Savings Program debuted by Governor DeSantis in August, which was expected to provide almost $40 million in savings to those who use Florida’s Turnpike System and FDOT-owned toll facilities. The SunPass Savings Program began on September 1, 2022, and was approved for six months, but will sunset on December 31, 2022, as the Toll Relief Program begins. Since its introduction, the SunPass Savings Program has saved an average of 371,000 commuters more than $13.3 million.”

What do you think of the new program? Will you take advantage of toll roads more often?

At The Ticket Clinic, we aim to keep our clients informed about the latest Florida traffic laws. Our lawyers have handled over 5,000,000 traffic ticket cases across the nation since 1987. We hope that you’ll contact us to assist you with any type of traffic citation in 2023.