Cameras to target Garden State Parkway toll cheats

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - October 15, 2011

Starting 12:01 a.m. Monday, cameras will be activated at the highway's 84 exact-change lanes - on both the highway and ramps. The cameras will record the license plates of drivers who don't pay the proper tolls, including those who toss slugs and other debris into the collection baskets instead of coins.

The vehicle's owner will then receive a bill for the toll - plus a $50 administrative fee.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates the parkway and the turnpike, says the parkway has lost about $3.2 million in revenue so far this year from toll cheats driving in exact-change lanes. The parkway lost about $4 million overall last year in such revenue.

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