The temporary suspension was made to reduce the potential exposure of both drivers and employees from the COVID-19 virus.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority is suspending cash collection for tolls on Florida roads, shifting to license plate tolling, known as Pay by Plate.

The change went into effect at 8 a.m. March 19, according to a news release from the organization.

The temporary suspension was made to reduce the potential exposure of both drivers and employees from the COVID-19 virus.

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Drivers who normally pay cash at toll booths will continue to pay the cash rate and will receive a Pay by Plate billing statement in the mail for tolls incurred.

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E-PASS customers will see no impact to their day-to-day travel. Tolls will post electronically to their accounts, per usual operations.

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For drivers who typically pay cash:

Keep moving and do not stop at toll booths

Drivers will be charged the same cash-rate

Expect a Pay by Plate billing statement to be mailed to the vehicles’ registered owner for tolls, with no additional fees or administrative charges.

Option to pay the Pay by Plate bill online using a credit card

The E-PASS Customer Call Center has extended its hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Outside of the call center’s business hours, an automated phone service provides self-help features 24/7.

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This story originally published to tcpalm.com, and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the USA TODAY Network - Florida.