If you’re planning a road trip to Florida, and you have a significant dexterity disability, you may be eligible for a free pass when it comes to toll roads in the Sunshine State. The Disabled Toll Permit saves drivers both time and money; and although it’s often overlooked by visitors, it’s easy to obtain if you meet the minimum qualifications.
In order to qualify for a Disabled Toll Permit you must have:
- A valid driver’s license
- An upper limb or dexterity disability that prevents you from tossing coins into a toll booth basket
- An adapted vehicle
Applications for a Disabled Toll Permit can be found at www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd/tollpermit.htm. The permit is valid for five years, and it can be used at manned toll booths throughout the state. Just show the toll booth operator your permit, and you’re good to go.
Once you receive your Disabled Toll Permit, you can also apply for a Sun Pass non-revenue mini transponder. There is a $4.95 fee for this electronic device that attaches to the windshield, and allows users to pass through unmanned toll booths at no charge.
Applications for a Sun Pass non-revenue mini transponder can be found at www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd/tollpermit.htm.
So plan ahead and save a few bucks on your next Florida road trip!