The Texas Department of Transportation in the US will offer a 90% reduction in toll violation fees if delinquent toll users pay their tolls in full.

The one-time 90-day offer is part of the department’s toll violation recovery programme and is aimed at recovering unpaid toll revenue from aberrant toll users.

Under the programme, non-paying account holders can pay the remaining violation fees (after a 90% cut), open a TxTag account and keep that account in good standing for a minimum of 12 months.

The department reports that the state is owed nearly $3.2m in unpaid tolls and $58.4m in unpaid violation fees on Loop 1, SH 130 and SH 45N in Central Texas and Loop 49 in Tyler. It hopes about 140,000 accountholders will take up the offer.

The offer runs from 31 August to 30 November.

At the end of the programme, the department will begin filing in court to collect the remaining tolls and fees owed to the state.