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|E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags
Available at Madison County DMV
MADISON COUNTY PRESS RELEASE
Wampsville, NY – The Madison County Clerk’s Office announced today that you are able to purchase E-ZPass On-the-Go
tags at the Madison County DMV.
In his State of the State Address earlier this year, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo touted that the New York State
Thruway tolls will become cashless by 2020. He called for the removal of traditional toll booths and pledged to replace them
with all-electronic tolling.
“Now is the time to stop in and get an E-ZPass. We here at the Madison County DMV want to make sure the community is
ready for the expansion of cashless tolling system-wide in 2020,” said Madison County Clerk, Michael Keville. “E-ZPass is a
tool that saves the customer time, money and produces less paper waste.”
E-ZPass On-the-Go are available for a one-time fee of $25. Customers must then register the tag online or by calling the
number listed on the package. The $25 is then credited to the customer’s account and the tag becomes active in 24 hours.
For every tag purchased here in Madison County $4 stays right here in the County.
According to the New York State Thruway Authority, E-ZPass is used for more than 73 percent of travel system-wide. And
note that E-ZPass is accepted in 16 states nationwide.
For more information go to https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/423/Department-of-Motor-Vehicles
State Police Announce Participation in
the National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled
STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE
State Police and local law enforcement will be out in force through Labor Day weekend as part of the national “Drive Sober
or Get Pulled Over” campaign to prevent drugged and drunk driving. The national enforcement period begins on Friday,
August 17, 2018 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018.
The last few weeks of summer through Labor Day weekend traditionally results in heavy traffic volumes throughout the
state. Unfortunately, this increased flow of traffic brings with it increased accidents, serious injuries and fatalities.
Because this period is marked by increased travel and end of summer celebrations that include alcohol consumption, law
enforcement officials across the country have chosen to jointly participate in the campaign. The State Police goal is to
maximize enforcement efforts to ensure motorists are not needlessly injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug impaired
drivers during this time.
Superintendent George P. Beach II said, "Traffic safety is a top priority, and each day Troopers work to ensure the well-
being of all those who utilize New York’s roadways. During this campaign, we will step up our enforcement efforts to remove
intoxicated, drug impaired and distracted drivers from our roadways. While we want everyone to enjoy the final few weeks of
summer, we want them to do so responsibly. We have zero tolerance for reckless individuals who choose to drive while
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving killed 10,497 people in 2016. On average,
one person is killed every 50 minutes in an alcohol-impaired driving crash.
Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints during the campaign, along with more troopers on major highways during
In addition to the DWI checkpoints and patrols, Troopers will also be watching for distracted or impaired drivers, vehicle
occupants who are not properly buckled up, and drivers that are violating the Move Over Law.
During the campaign, which is funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, Troopers will be using both marked
State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE
vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. CITE vehicles allow
the Trooper to better observe distracted driving violations. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic, but are
unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.
Over Labor Day Weekend 2017, the State Police made 193 DWI arrests and issued more than 21,900 tickets.