New automatic license plate readers were activated Sunday to find and fine habitual toll violators in Central Texas.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is cracking down on chronic violators — those who have racked up 100 or more unpaid toll charges in a year — not those who have missed a payment or two.
The license plate readers were installed in August on U.S. 183A and U.S. Highway 290. They will send a photo of a plate and GPS coordinates to law enforcement. Those who are caught could face a $500 fine and may have their car impounded.