Stupid question about toll transmitters

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  1. GatorGreg

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    Do the little toll transmitter sticker things work through the plastic windscreen of the VFR? I'm thinking of getting a GatorPass (as seen at the link below) and I'd like to stick it to the upper inside portion of my stock windscreen. I have one for my car's glass windshield but I have a vague recollection of having read somewhere that they don't work through plastic.

    https://www.cfxway.com/e-pass/college-e-pass/
     
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    I can't imagine why it wouldn't work through a little plastic.
    Stick it on and see of you get a ticket in the mail! :homer:
     
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    Well according to this Reddit thread I just found it looks like you don't get a ticket in the mail anymore - they just take a photo of your tag and charge the toll to the epass account registered to the tag. So I guess it doesn't really matter if my transmitter is read or not. Interestingly, the guy who started the thread claims to have read the same thing I did about the transmitters not working through plastic.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycle...oll_roads_epass_and_sunpass_how_do_they_work/
     
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    Why not check with the manufacturers of the equipment?
     
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    According to the Reddit thread I found above they do toll by plate with no penalty so my question is kind of moot - my plate is already linked to my vehicle account so I don’t really need a transponder for my bike. But if anyone knows the answer to the original question please feel free to opine.
     
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    My gawd, GG! You need to get outta that place and go live in some mountains and twisties! They don't collect tolls there either. After I wax my car this morning, I'm going to hit the twisties beginning at the end of my driveway....which goes up a mountain to get to the street. So cool. Just thought I would rub it in....; ).
     
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    Gee thanks! I’m gonna check out some nice roads up in the Ocala National Forest tomorrow - should be fun.
     
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    Just messing' with you. There's a lot to do where you live.
     
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    Yes, it works on my bike. Although, some tolls in NY don’t see my bike as a vehicle.
     
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    Yes, it works on my bike. Although, some toll plazas don’t recognize my bike as a vehicle, so it still doesn’t work.
     
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    it works through glass, why not plastic?
     
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    Car windshields are a mix of glass and plastic. Should work just fine.
     
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    I don’t know why, but it says on their FAQ’s that the E-Pass stickers can’t be used on motorcycles - see link and quote below:
    Link: https://www.cfxway.com/faqs/e-pass/
     
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    So you have the sticker type epass on your windscreen and it only works at certain toll plazas? Do they send you a bill in the mail with a pic of your plate?
     
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    The bridge toll has a gate, so I go to the cash lane and hand the person the expats.
     
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