So 2 month ago, I drove from Ontario to Alberta through the states. I crossed the Chicago area late at night and since i never drove in the states before, i went through some "i pass" tolls. They mailed a $170 fine to my parents house in Ontario (I am in Alberta now).
well, i can't really fight it in court since i'm in Alberta, but also don't want to pay such a huge fine for few dollars worth of tolls. In the letter they threatened to petition the secretary of state to suspend my vehicle registration and an additional $400 fine if i don't pay up.
what are my options? I am changing my plates from Ontario to Alberta plates soon if it matters.
You have to know the laws and traffic rules of the country you are in. I once asked a American relative what happens if you dont pay or cant pay at the tolls. His answer, was if you live here you KNOW you have to pay money at tolls, so you either dont take the toll highway or you make sure to take money to pay your toll.
"I-PASS is a prepaid toll collection system that saves motorists time and money. Every toll lane on the Illinois Tollway is equipped to accept I-PASS, which can also be used on the Chicago Skyway, the Indiana Toll Road, and in 15 states by more than 25 toll agencies where E-ZPass is accepted."
http://www.illinoistollway.com/tolls-an ... violations
http://www.illinoistollway.com/tolls-an ... paid-tolls