NJ toll cheats getting away with it - for now

| 12/23/2002

New Jersey has shut down a large part of the electronic enforcement system intended to catch toll cheaters at E-ZPass automated tollbooths, The Newark Star-Ledger reported Dec. 18. That means at nearly 300 tollbooths on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike, nothing stops people from beating tolls.

State officials had not been able to stop the automatic enforcement system from producing hundreds of thousands of false tickets, the newspaper said, so they extended a moratorium on mailing violations. However, some tollbooths, where equipment has been fixed, are producing tickets. State officials would not reveal which are working.

Regular enforcement of tolls through the E-ZPass system will probably return in March after repairs are made, The Star-Ledger reported.