N.J. targets toll cheats on Atlantic City Expressway

Authorities are cracking down on toll cheats on another major highway in New Jersey.

Chronic toll evaders on the Atlantic City Expressway are the targets of the latest effort to collect unpaid tolls.

Individuals and companies owing more than $200 could have their vehicle registrations suspended if they don’t pay up within 25 days, says South Jersey Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Rehmann.

“You’ll always have people that will not pay. We probably average 2 or 3e percent of our motorists that use it that do not pay,” he said Monday. “The most the toll can be from Philadelphia to Atlantic City is $3.75. You got to violate a lot of tolls to get to $200.”

Rehmann says criminal complaints for theft of services have been filed against some of the biggest toll cheats.

A similar crackdown on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway that began in March is focused on toll evaders who owe at least $1,000.

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