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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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