Chapter 5537-4 Tolls
Every operator of a vehicle shall obtain either a toll ticket upon entering the turnpike or shall have in their possession at the time of entry a valid and properly mounted electronic tolling transponder recognized by the E-ZPass® group of tolling authorities. Upon exiting the turnpike, every operator using the turnpike shall pay the toll prescribed by the commission through cash remittance or electronic means, except when such use shall have been exempted from such payment by the commission. The toll prescribed shall be based upon the vehicle class assigned by the toll collection system and the distance traveled on the turnpike.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/11/2013 and 07/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5537.16
Rule Amplifies: 5537.16, 5537.13
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/1954, 3/3/2001
No operator of a motor vehicle shall enter or leave the turnpike except through the toll-plaza lanes (except in case of an emergency, and in such case such entrance or exit may be made only under the control and supervision of a police officer) or commit any act with intent to defraud or evade payment of toll.
The operator of a motor vehicle who, for any reason, does not have a toll ticket upon reaching the exit toll plaza at which he/she seeks to leave the turnpike shall be charged a toll for the applicable motor-vehicle classification from the most distant toll plaza on the turnpike.
The operator of a motor vehicle on the turnpike who presents a toll ticket for payment at the same toll plaza at which such toll ticket was issued shall be charged the toll for the appropriate vehicle classification from the most distant toll plaza on the turnpike.
Public police officers, while in the performance of their official duties, shall be afforded ready access to the turnpike without the payment of tolls.
The toll for the appropriate vehicle classification from the most distant toll plaza on the turnpike shall be charged when the time period during which the vehicle has been present on the turnpike exceeds that permitted by the commission's toll collection system.