Indiana and Kentucky: Car registration holds helped RiverLink collect $4 million in 2018

Kentucky and Indiana froze the vehicle registrations of nearly 124,000 drivers last year who had failed to pay tolls on the RiverLink bridges.

The actions, which began last January and are the toughest allowed under the states’ laws, have recouped more than $4 million in tolls and fees from residents who can’t renew their license plate tags until they settle their bills.

Placing holds on license plate renewals has been a “common and effective enforcement tool,” said Mindy Peterson, a spokeswoman for RiverLink, the toll network operated by Kapsch TrafficCom.