South Bay Expressway toll violator amnesty program
The estimated 58,000 South Bay Expressway drivers with
outstanding toll violations can settle them at a deep discount under an
incentive program that begins Monday.
During the monthlong run of the Clean Slate incentive program, the San
Diego Association of Governments will accept the cost of the toll plus a
reduced penalty amount, which could be as little as around $20, down from as
much as $100.
According to SANDAG, those who fail to pay for the violations could end
up with a vehicle registration hold placed at the Department of Motor Vehicles,
which in turn could lead to a ticket for an expired license plate. They could
also be referred to a collections agency, or have the toll and penalty amounts
deducted from their income tax return, SANDAG officials said.
Payments through the Clean Slate program can be made at
SBXCleanSlate.com; by calling (619) 661-7070 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
weekdays; and in person at the South Bay Expressway headquarters at 1129 La
Media Road, between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
Through Wednesday, those who pay settle their debt for $20 plus the cost
of the toll. Through the remainder of the program, the fine will be $25 plus
the amount of the toll.
SANDAG officials said that since violators were mailed notifications of
the incentive program last week, they had received several hundred calls