Mon., March 12, 2012 3:58pm (EDT)

Drivers Skip Out On Atlanta Tolls
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
State officials have begun fining motorists if they are unauthorized to drive in lanes. (Photo By: Dougtone via Flickr)
State officials have begun fining motorists if they are unauthorized to drive in lanes. (Photo By: Dougtone via Flickr)
A new report shows that metro Atlanta's toll lanes on Interstate 85 are bringing in more than $200,000 in revenue, but about 20 percent of drivers who use them are not paying.

The Gwinnett Daily Post reports the toll lanes brought in $105,807 during their first month of operation in October.

The number nearly doubled in November, and remained above the $200,000 through January. February's revenues were not available.

State officials have begun fining motorists if they are unauthorized to drive in lanes. Authorities have said surveillance cameras will take images of license plates of suspected violators.

The I-85 toll lanes span 16 miles from near Chamblee Tucker Road, just south of I-285, to Old Peachtree Road in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties northeast of Atlanta.