Sometimes, drivers throw boardwalk game tokens into the toll basket, or pebbles, perhaps a sand shark head. Other times, they turn toll cheating into a performance art, miming the act of throwing a coin into the basket as they drive off. By the end of the summer, the Garden State Parkway is cracking down on drivers who blow through the exact change lanes without paying.
Video will be used to capture the license plate numbers of the toll cheats, who cost the Parkway $4 million a year in lost revenue. The penalty for violators is going from $25 to $50, plus the cost of the toll. Full story in Star Ledger.
what about all the times when i dont have exact change and there is nobody at the tolls to give you change (most of the time) and it says to drive thru the exact change lane anyway, then you get a violation in the mail with a 25 dollar charge why is that my responsibility to waste my time and dispute it?
It’s not so difficult to keep a roll of quarters in your car. The whole roll is even cheaper than the $25 violation, and it’s good for many tolls.
and dimes, Dee. Don’t forget Dee dimes.
What about cracking down on people who get out of their car to pick up the change others have dropped, to pay their tolls?
Umm actually if you go thru you don’t get a violation in the mail they stopped sending those years ago. That’s why they’re losing 4 million if they recouped the money thru fines they would be making money on the toll violators which as the article implies they intend to do.
ha ha number 3 you rock
# 5 Thats not true they do send notices in the mail if you dont pay,my son has gotten one or two…LOL
Also what about when you do drop the change in the basket and it doesnt go down so u can pass,which that has happened plenty of times to me.
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