If you are planning to visit Oklahoma anytime soon, or even if you’re a frequent traveller of the state, you might be interested in purchasing an Oklahoma Pikepass. Here are some questions and answers that will give you some insight into why you should get an Oklahoma Pikepass.
Why Should I Get An Oklahoma Pikepass?
If you are a regular user of the Oklahoma turnpikes, getting an Oklahoma Pikepass would definitely be to your advantage. But what is it? It is an electronic sticker tag that you stick on your front windshield, behind the rear view mirror. It enables you to drive straight through the toll collection points. Cool, right?
Better yet, it eliminates the very annoying stopping and starting, checking for exact change, and paying at the tollbooth, making your trip faster and easier.
How Does The Electronic Tag In The Oklahoma Pikepass Work?
When you apply for membership, you simply link your debit card or credit card details to your tag. Every time you drive through an Oklahoma Pikepass toll booth, your electronic tag is scanned and the payments are automatically charged to your account. And done!
Another awesome perk of using the Oklahoma Pikepass is that you are charged at discounted rates to those paying cash – now that’s what we are talking about!
How Do I apply for a Pikepass membership?
It is actually much easier than you think. Here is the step-by-step process:
Make sure you have the following documentation/information:
A valid driver’s license.
A valid debit or credit card. Note that Oklahoma Pikepass only accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
The VIN of each vehicle requiring registration
Licence plate numbers.
The state the vehicle was registered in.
Year, make and model of each vehicle requiring registration.
When you have all the documents sorted, you can activate an account online at pikepass.com. Please note that this site is only available to people within the US. This means that overseas visitors will have to apply when they reach the US. Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, visit any Pikepass Store or call 1-800-745-3727.
When you have completed the online application process, your Oklahoma Pikepass sticker will be mailed to you. When you have received your Oklahoma Pikepass sticker, place it properly on the inside of your windshield.
Follow these guidelines to make sure your sticker is correctly and firmly placed:
Using rubbing alcohol, cleanse a spot behind your rear view mirror.
Wait until the alcohol has completely dried before placing your sticker.
Remove the tape from the Oklahoma Pikepass tag and press the sticky side against the windshield.
The stickers, once applied, should not be removed. There is a more convenient portable option. However, that allows you to move it between cars of the same class. The stickers are free of charge, but the portable Pikepass requires a once-off fee of $25, unless it’s for a motorcycle.
You can make your payments for the Oklahoma Pikepass in a number of ways:
As mentioned in Step 2, create an online account at pikepass.com.
Debit and credit card payments can be made by calling 1-800-745-3727 (confirm online for office hours).
If you want to pay by cash, check or money order, you can do so in person at any Pikepass Store.
Can the Oklahoma Pikepass be used outside of Oklahoma?
The answer to this is, yes, but only in Texas and Kansas. Previously it was only allowed on the North Texas Toll Authority roads, but a recent decision has now included the toll roads of Houston and Austin. Alternatively, a Texas toll tag can now be used in Oklahoma too.
What happens if I forget my Oklahoma Pikepass?
If you have forgotten your tag and happen to drive through a Pikepass lane without paying, you will need to contact the Customer Service Center as soon as possible, to escape getting a fine.
In the case of lost or stolen Oklahoma Pikepass tags, you also need to contact Customer Service as soon as possible, to avoid incurring any toll charges. You will be held liable for all charges up until the moment you report your tag as stolen.
May I tow a trailer through the Oklahoma Pikepass lane?
If this isn’t something you do regularly, you will need to contact Pikepass or stop at a toll booth. However, it can be done!
What are the toll rates?
As any seasoned driver should know, toll rates range up to $5 but are subject to change. So for accuracy, keep checking the official site, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
I bought a new car. How do I update my details with my Oklahoma Pikepass?
If you have recently changed any details relating to your Oklahoma Pikepass, such as a new car, new vehicle registration or new license plate number, then you can update them on the website.
Keeping your Oklahoma Pikepass account information updated, will ensure you avoid receiving toll violations. Additionally, this ensures you will have a smooth and easy journey.
I registered my car out of state, but I require an Oklahoma Pikepass. Will I qualify?
Yes, absolutely. It doesn’t matter where you registered your car. If you’re using the toll roads covered by the Pikepass, you can get an Oklahoma Pikepass. Everything should work as normal, as long as your pass is clear and visible on your windscreen.
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is the department that maintains the Oklahoma turnpike system.
It includes these turnpikes:
H.E. Bailey Turnpike
Indian Nation Turnpike
Will Rogers Turnpike
John Kilpatrick Turnpike
How do the tolls get calculated?
Trucks and cars are treated differently. This is for obvious reasons. The toll charge is based on how many axles you have. Cars are 2-axle vehicles and have standard rates, which differ from turnpike to turnpike. There’s a handy toll calculator here: https://tollguru.com/oklahoma-toll-calculator
Is my K-Tag compatible with the Oklahoma Pikepass?
The following lists show which passes are compatible and incompatible with the Oklahoma Pikepass:
HCTRA EZ tag
NTTA Toll tag
We hope these hints and tips will help guide you make a decision about your travel habits!
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