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I accidentally went through the E-ZPass lane in VA

Seventeen states work within the E-ZPass network, and Virginia is one of them. This system connects all of these zones and simultaneously enhances traffic and your traveling experience.

So, for example, you don’t have to stop your car every time you drive near a toll booth. 

The system is convenient if you travel long distances often, and your road includes toll lanes. Still, some people don’t need it but accidentally drive through tolled lanes without having a transponder.

After they’ve realized this has happened, it’s too late, but it is incorrect to let uncertainty fill your mind. Finding a way out of this situation is not as complicated as you think, and here we explain what you should do to have it settled down.

What can I do if I go through the E-ZPass lane without a transponder in VA?

Like you would do in other states, you should first get enough information by visiting Virginia’s E-ZPass Website. However, they do not offer specific details regarding this issue.

According to the VA website, the steps to follow are similar to what you would do if the infraction were in Pennsylvania.

You will receive a ticket when you enter the toll lane. It would help if you kept it, as it will be necessary later to solve the case since you did not use the transponder through the E-ZPass toll lane, bridge, or tunnel.

You will receive a violation notice via mail within the next two weeks, but you must NOT answer it. 

Also, please don’t send cash, as it is not an accepted form of payment. Finally, do not try to mail anything before the violation notice arrives.

Once you receive the toll violation notice, please gather the following requirements:

  • Include the toll ticket we have mentioned previously.
  • Include payment for the evaded toll but not for the violation. Again, cash is not an accepted form of payment.
  • Please write a brief explanation of what happened, and include it in the letter.

These are the only requirements you need to have your case sorted out. Suppose this is the first time you’ve committed an offense related to E-ZPass.

In that case, you have more probability of having the issue sorted out as soon as possible.

If you follow the steps carefully, your case will be solved straightforwardly. However, suppose there are any more questions about this.

In that case, you can get in touch with VA E-ZPass for more information via the following phone number, 1-877-762-7824. Keep in mind that the representatives work from 7 AM to 7 PM and from 7 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays.

Contact the VA E-ZPass entity. 

You don’t have to panic. You are neither the first nor the last person to deal with a problem like this.

However, if this is the first time you have to deal with a traffic offense, the best thing you can do is get in touch with a customer service representative.

They will have your doubts cleared, and you will have a better idea of what to do next if something else (besides what we have mentioned) is necessary.