All US states have toll roads – roads that you must pay to use. Only a minority of roads are toll roads. They are usually quicker route options in busy areas.
Some states have disabled toll permits. These permits, which come in various forms, enable their holder to use toll roads for free or for a reduced fee.
A disabled toll permit is not the same as a disabled parking permit. Disabled toll permits are usually not available to as wide a range of people as disabled parking permits – they are usually only available to people with certain types of disability, or to people who became disabled in specific ways, usually through military service.
Below, we will answer the following questions… What is a disabled toll permit? How do disabled toll permits work? Who is eligible for a disabled toll permit? What is a Florida toll exemption permit? Do disabled drivers pay tolls in Florida? How do I get a Florida toll exemption permit? Are Disabled Veterans exempt from tolls in Florida?
What Is A Disabled Toll Permit?
A disabled toll permit is a permit that entitles its holder to use certain toll roads, in certain states, for free. Disabled toll permits are different from disabled parking permits and often have different qualifying conditions.
How Do Disabled Toll Permits Work?
A disabled toll permit will usually be a brightly colored sticker that you adhere to the inside of your windshield. The Florida toll exemption permit is orange. The sticker should be clearly visible. You then use “manned” toll lanes so the teller can see the sticker and allow you through without paying the toll.
Who Is Eligible For A Disabled Toll Permit?
In most states, people are eligible for a disabled toll permit:
- If they have a severe and permanent upper limb disability that substantially impairs their ability to deposit coins into a toll basket.
- Or if they are a Disabled Veteran whose disability is due to military service-related injuries.
Do I Qualify If I Have A Disabled Parking Permit?
No, you do not necessarily qualify for a disabled toll permit if you have a disabled parking permit. In most states, you have to have a permanent upper limb disability.
Where Are Disabled Toll Permits Available?
Disabled toll permits are available from your local Department of Transportation or Department of Motor Vehicles.
What Is A Florida Toll Exemption Permit?
The Florida Toll Exemption Permit is a permit that entitles qualifying people to pass through “manned” toll lanes for free in the state of Florida.
Do Disabled Drivers Pay Tolls In Florida?
Most disabled drivers do still pay tolls in Florida. This is because the Florida toll exemption permit is only available to people with severe, permanent upper limb disabilities that prevent them from putting coins into a toll basket.
Are Disabled Veterans Exempt From Tolls In Florida?
Disabled Veterans are not necessarily exempt from paying tolls in Florida. To qualify for a Florida toll exemption permit, a person must have upper limb disabilities, have a valid driver’s license, and operate a vehicle that is specially equipped for use by the disabled.
How Do I Get A Disabled Toll Permit?
The process of getting a disabled toll permit is different in each state. In most states, you will need to have a consultation with a local physician who will verify your upper limb disability and complete an application form. You will then submit your application form to the local Department of Transportation.
How Do I Get A Florida Toll Exemption Permit?
You can apply for a Florida toll exemption permit by submitting an application form to:
Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
605 Suwannee Street MS-49
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
Who Can Verify My Application For A Disabled Toll Permit?
Applications for a disabled toll permit must be verified by a licensed physician.
How Long Does It Take To Get A Disabled Toll Permit?
It usually takes between six and eight weeks for an application for a disabled toll permit to be processed. If your application is approved, the permit will be mailed to you.