By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s an effort underway to crackdown on chronic toll cheats along the Atlantic City Expressway.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority is first going after owners of vehicles with New Jersey plates — individuals or businesses that owe more than $200 in unpaid tolls.

Violators could have their registration suspended if they don’t pay what they own within 25 days.

“It takes a long time to build up to $200 on our roadway cause if you travel from Philly to Atlantic City for example, it’s $3.75,” SJTA spokesman Kevin Rehmann said. “That’s a lot of trips.”

Rehmann says there are legal hoops to jump through before action can be taken on other state’s plates.

A list of vehicles with New Jersey tags are being sent to the state’s motor vehicle commission Wednesday.

A similar crackdown effort took place in March for toll violators along the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike owning more than $1,000.

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