Another Crackdown On Toll Cheats
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
January 22, 2013
New Jersey officials are making another attempt to crackdown on scofflaws who are not paying E–Z pass tolls.
The latest effort centers on persistent toll evaders on the Atlantic City Expressway.
South Jersey Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Rehmann says letters have been sent to 147 individuals and companies giving them until February 7th to make arrangements to pay or have their vehicle registrations suspended.
“We think it’s going to matter to a certain percentage of them, and those people have come in and set appointments up to try to resolve their issue. So we’re very hopeful will get a percentage of them who really do want to do the right thing.”
Including fees, the toll scofflaws on the Atlantic City Expressway owe more than a million dollars
New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney says a similar program resulted in the collection of more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars last year from toll deadbeats on the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
“Either when they go to renew their registration or when they come into contact with police in some way and it’s discovered that they have a suspended registration then they’re inspired to come forward and see what they can do about making their payments.”