The Florida Turnpike Payment System.
The Florida Turnpike is the fastest way to get to the Florida Keys Highway (US-1).
In only 3 to 4 hours you could get from Miami, or any part of South Florida to anywhere in the Florida Keys!
How is this possible now?
The Florida Turn Pike has implemented the new electronic toll payment system starting on the Brower | Miami-Dade county line and ending on the mile marker 0 of the Turn Pike in Florida City (that means that you don’t have to stop to pay toll charges after you get to the Dade | Broward County line, making your road trip faster)
It would it take longer if it wasn’t for this technical improvement on the toll highway system!
Before this you would have to stop at every toll payment booth along the Florida Turnpike and pay with cash.
This meant, slow down, wait on lines, stop, roll down the window, sweat under the South Florida summer heat, pull your wallet out and…What if you forgot your wallet home…trouble!!
A picture will be taken of your car’s license plate as you drive through these lanes and later they will send you a bill on the mail that you can pay by check or credit card from the comfort of your home.How does the Turnpike’s electronic toll system works?
Photo cameras above will take the license plate picture.
The paper bill will arrive shortly after your license plate had been recorded by the system and an account is open for your records.
What about rental cars?
Rental cars companies are using the prepaid program called Sun Pass that let you drive through a designated lane of the road (Sun Pass lane) without having to stop, just make sure that you drive through this designated line when you get to the point.
|Look for the Sun Pass signs at all the toll points and also make shore with the rental company that is prevailing and up to date.
Also is a good thing to check for insurance and liabilities when renting a car before you get on the road…and don’t forget to fill the gas tank!
The speed limit is 75 miles- hr and normally you will not run into heavy traffic, making the trip faster. Most important is that you don’t have to stop, and this makes the trip safer and easier.
*For more information you can call the (TP) information center at 1 800 749 PIKE (7453) or check their web site.