Florida Turnpike will pay a bonus to quickly move wrecked vehicles
off of the toll road so traffic can return to normal, The Miami
newspaper said the effort was particularly targeted at getting big
rigs involved in wrecks off the highway within 90 minutes. Tow truck
operators can have another 90 minutes after that without a bonus,
but after that time, they pay $10 for every minute until the wreck
toll road runs from southern Florida near Miami and then north along
the Atlantic Coast to Fort Pierce, where it turns northwest and
passes through Orlando, ending at Interstate 75.
Warren, deputy director and chief operating officer of the turnpike’s
operating company, told The Herald traffic backups were frequently
caused when tow operators show up for a wreck without enough manpower
to get a big rig off the highway efficiently.