Currently, about 20% of travellers on toll roads in the USA avoid paying their toll. This article examines the technology being installed to enforce toll payments, and some of the institutional issues relating to post-usage fee collection. A violation enforcement system is installed to encourage the proper use of the toll facility, and can act as the main deterrent against violators if it is effective. To be effective, it must survive legal challenges, by being able to collect and store evidence of specific toll violations. It is crucial to be able to modify any toll technology so that it can accommodate court responses to legal challenges. A successful enforcement system cannot be created by technology alone. Representatives of local prosecution, defence, and court communities must be included in its planning and design; in a public authority, it is wise to include local authorities and decision makers also. Enforcement system education for road users is needed, to remove the idea, held by many, that an enforcement system invades privacy. Agreements are also needed between the toll authority and the appropriate law enforcement agency. The technology used should define when what types of violation occurred and where, it should operate every day at all times of day, and accurately identify all types of number plate.

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  • Authors:
    • GIBSON, T G
    • RAGLAND, G
  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Accession Number: 00795173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM