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Toll violators get a break in Orange County

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

May 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Drivers who don't pay up on the 91 Express Lanes in Orange County will be getting a break if they continue to avoid paying the toll.Orange County's toll road agencies agreed to settle a lawsuit that challenged their methods of collecting and enforcing toll penalties.

The fine for first time violators will stay at $100. The penalty for a second violation has been lowered from $250 to $150. Third and subsequent violations have been lowered to $200 from $500.

The changes take place immediately. The new rates are a result of a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of drivers who said they were charged excessive penalties for toll violations.