E-ZPass Read Prevention Bag – How does it work?

You can order an E-ZPass from any state website that belongs to the network. It is also compatible with North Carolina and Illinois’s systems, the NC Quick Pass and the I-Pass. 

However, many people are unaware they can order supplies to improve their E-ZPass experience. One of the most requested supplies is “read prevention bags,” or static bags. They are precisely what the name suggests.

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What is Read Prevention Bag?

E-ZPass read prevention bags are aluminum-washed polyethylene bags. Due to the metal coating, the system can’t detect whether you have an E-ZPass or not.

Nevertheless, it is a good advantage and can avoid many problems.

To use it, remove your E-ZPass transponder installed on the windshield and store it in the bag.

After that, even if you keep it near an area the system could detect, the signal would bounce inside the bag and then be sent back to the transponder. 

Suppose there are times when you don’t want to use a transponder for whatever reason, such as not having enough balance in your account and wishing to avoid a ticket for toll evasion.

In that case, this can help you (if there is a toll booth that accepts cash, of course).

Where to buy E-ZPass Read Prevention Bag?

E-ZPass transponders and all the supplies related to them can be ordered directly from your location’s main website. They are free, but you can only order four of each item.  

The accessories you can order from the E-ZPass website include Read Prevention Bag and Adhesive Strip Sets. Suppose you have a problem and need a replacement for your tag.

In that case, it’s also possible to order a new E-ZPass from the website after you’ve specified the problem with your old transponders, such as loss or robbery.  

In each E-ZPass website, there must be a “Request Supplies” tab or a similar one. To access it, please log into your account, and search through the tabs related to vehicles.

For example, on the NY E-ZPass website, you can easily find the “Request Supplies” tab under the “Vehicles and Tags” section.

After you have accessed the correct tab, the website will ask you to select the quantity you request. Next, enter the desired amount and click on the “Submit Request” or similar tab.

After that, your request will be approved. However, you will have to wait up to 7 business days until the items are delivered to your mail.

Another thing to consider is that according to the NY E-ZPass website, transponders or tags replacements are always delivered with a set of the two items previously mentioned included, making it easier to obtain them.

Are there other accessories I should know?

As of now, the only accessories you can order from the E-ZPass network are read-prevention bags and adhesive strip sets.

We have to wait and see if they make other items available, but it’s excellent to have a free option.