Watchful eye: Cameras to catch toll cheats on Garden State Parkway

    Cameras will soon be watching over cars along the Garden State Parkway, keeping a watchful eye on those who cheat the tolls.

    The Associated Press reports the cameras will begin rolling at 12:01 a.m. Monday at the highway’s 84 exact-change lanes on both the highway and ramps.

    According to the AP, the cameras will record the license plates of drivers who don’t pay the proper tolls.

    The owner of a vehicle captured on film faces a bill for the toll, plus a $50 administrative fee.

    The AP says the New Jersey Turnpike Authority reports the parkway has lost about $3.2 million in revenue so far this year from toll cheats who drive in exact-change lanes.

    Overall last year, the parkway lost about $4 million in such revenue, according to the AP.

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