Road signs provide clue to SunPass/EPass users

Trooper Steve answers viewer questions

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road every week, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated.

Daniel, of Belle Isle, asked, “Can I use any lane as a SunPass/EPass user?”

Having a toll transponder in Central Florida is almost a requirement if you want to get around without having to stop at every toll plaza and pay your way.

But with the new high-speed lanes, does this eliminate you using the cash lanes? Do you still have pay cash, or does your transponder work there?

"Here's a simple fix: Look at the top right of the lane sign," Trooper Steve said. "In the top right corner of toll lanes, there is either a SunPass/EPass icon or not. This indicates whether the lane you are entering supports your transponder."

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When driving through a toll lane that isn’t high speed, you do not need to stop and pay if you have a transponder, but you are required to slow down like everyone else.

Toll cash lane speed limits vary from 15 mph to 35 mph, so safe driving practices are required. 

If you have a traffic question for Trooper Steve, submit it here.



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