AC Expressway Joins Toll Cheat Crackdown
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
August 13, 2012
Authorities are cracking down on toll cheats on another major highway in New Jersey.
Chronic toll evaders on the Atlantic City Expressway are the targets of the latest effort to collect unpaid tolls.
South Jersey Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Rehmann says individuals and companies owing more than $200 could have their vehicle registrations suspended if they don’t pay up within 25 days.
“You’ll always have people that will not pay. We probably average two or three percent of our motorists that use it that do not pay. The most the toll can be from Philadelphia to Atlantic City is $3.75. You got to violate a lot of tolls to get to $200.”
Rehmann says this is the latest effort to collect unpaid toll money.
“We’ve criminally prosecuted some people where we’ve signed criminal complaints for theft of services. We’ve had other efforts where we’ll have an employee actually in the tollbooth where they can monitor the toll traffic and have the summons mailed by the state police and that’s held in court for toll evasion.”
A similar crackdown on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway that began in March is focused on toll evaders who owe at least a thousand dollars.
© 2012 WBGO News
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