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Cameras To Catch Garden State Parkway Toll Cheats Starting Monday

WOODBRIDGE, NJ (AP / WCBS 880) – Motorists who use the exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway better make sure they’re carrying coins starting Monday.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney On The Story

That’s when video cameras will be activated at all 84 exact-change lanes to catch toll cheats.

The parkway has lost $3.2 million to toll cheats so far this year.

New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney tells The Asbury Park Press the previous odds of getting caught were slim because only three officers were assigned to write down license plate numbers of offenders.

There’s no need to honk the horn for missing the basket.

Computers will keep track of an offender’s license plate number and motorists will get a $50 violation notice on the second offense.

The agency will no longer offer envelopes for motorists to mail in the toll.

Have you ever mailed in a toll? Did you even know that system existed? We want to hear from you in the comments section below!

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  • NJ Tax Payer

    Hmm and all those times one does pay the toll and the coin counter DOESN’T read it! You’re then out of your money + a fine in the mail! I see this as an epic fail because those meters do NOT work all the time, its really unfair!

  • Morris Bergen

    No fair! Any court will rule that the Turnpike Authority has allowed toll evasion thus far and thus MUST continue to allow it.



  • shephard

    I took exit 117a off the parkway one sunday morning a few weeks ago – couldn’t take the ezpass lane as a state trooper had blocked it! so if you don’t have ezpass they fine you and if you do they fine you! Thank you NJ

  • Glenn

    Another example of the effort to force PRE-PAYMENT of tolls by pressuring motorists to E-Z Pass.

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