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 More than a million drivers avoided paying tolls over the last few years.

That’s according to new information released by the New York State Thruway Authority.

It adds up to $35 million in unpaid tolls -- only $7 million of that has been recovered.

The problem is due to the Thruway Authority’s inability to collect tolls and fines from people who cruise through the E-Z Pass Lane.

The biggest spot of trouble is the Tappan ZeeBridge near New York City where nearly 80-thousand vehicles and trucks did not pay tolls between 2007 and 2011.

The news comes as the Thruway Authority considers a 45 percent toll increase on trucks.

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# Anne Ortwein
Monday, October 08, 2012 4:43 PM
Wouldn't it be cheaper to put gates on the EZ Pass lanes that won't open until the car is cleared? Raising the toll on trucks will just mean more of them avoid the toll roads. It doesn't solve the problem of toll cheating.

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