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I hate seeing local governments taking advantage of people.


This one really got under my skin. The Garden State Parkway in NJ has toll plazas that only accept 50 cents in exact change... or E-ZPass. If you don't have EZPass, or exact change... you end up with a $55 fine. That's just plain wrong.

What bugs me most is that there is no warning. The moment you reach the toll plaza, you are given a choice of 2 types of lanes, an exact change lane with a bin that only accepts coins, or lanes that only accept E-ZPass.

Once you reach the toll plaza, you are forced to make a decision. You can continue through the toll plaza and get a violation in the mail for $55, or you can risk getting a moving violation by trying to back out of the ramp or make an illegal U-Turn.


Unf... [More]

Continue...No More Toll Booth Exact Change Traps! (video version)...

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Why are toll tags optional? Everyone should have one, and they should work everywhere.


When toll tags were introduced, I got one the first day they came out. From that day forward, I can't even imagine why they aren't mandatory on all cars.

The idea is simple, anyone with a tag doesn't have to stop the car and dig into their pockets to pay a toll. Who wouldn't want that? As it turns out, a lot of people, and that bugs me, because those people cause a lot of traffic jams.

Whenever I find myself in traffic near a toll plaza, it turns out to be caused by people who don't have a toll tag. The people without tags line up for nearly a mile blocking the toll tag lanes, which are nearly empty. The only way we can get rid of these bottlenecks is for toll tag to be mandatory wh... [More]

Continue...Universal Toll Tags. Every Car Should Have One....
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Toll tags are being used like poker chips in a casino, so you never think of the actual cost each time you use them.


Here's a simple social experiment.

Studies have shown that people in casinos bet more when they use poker chips than they would if they had to take cash out of their pockets for each bet. That's the magic of tokenizing money. We don't think of it the same as we would with cash. Credit cards have the same effect on people, which is why stores love them.

How does this relate to toll tags like E-ZPass?


Ever since cities started implementing quick toll collection systems, customers have become less aware of the actual prices they are paying. This has made it easier for them to raise tolls, with minimal resistance from customers. Because many drivers o... [More]

Continue...Toll Tags Should Show the Amount PAID, Just Like Cash Customers....

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