Drivers around the state who have cumulatively run up more than $156 million in unpaid tolls may soon by walking to their destinations.
Gov. Cuomo is planning to make it easier for the state to yank the vehicle registrations of motorists who zip through toll lanes without paying and ignore collection efforts.
It is against state law to drive an unregistered vehicle.
According to state records, toll cheats owe $156,686,769 in unpaid tolls, interest and penalties dating back to 2008.
The vast majority — 87 percent — shorted the Port Authority, which operates some of the most expensive bridge and tunnel crossings in the region.