Lawmaker wants to lower tolls for motorcyclists

A state lawmaker in Tulsa, OK is proposing giving a break to motorcycle riders on the state’s highways. State Representative Paul Wesselhoft says it’s not fair for motorcyclists to pay the same price as a car on the toll roads because motorcycles cause less wear and tear on the roadway. And he says the bikes cause less pollution and are more fuel-efficient. His proposal calls for motorcycles to be charged half the toll currently charged to two-axle vehicles such as cars and SUV’s. Wesselhoft says he doubts the state would lose any revenue by reducing the toll because he believes more bikers would drive the turnpikes if the toll were lower.

Cyril Huze