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EZ Pass Tracking
#21
> In Mass it's illegal to use electronic tolling information/cameras for anything other than collecting tolls

To me, even in the Commonwealth of Soviet Socialist Massachusetts, that would indicate law enforcement did indeed try to put the data to use in ways legislators felt was abusive.

And in states not forbidding such use may well be happening.

Of course just collecting and cross-referencing the data, just cause they can, doesn't mean they actually do anything with wrt innocent sleeping nomads.
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(08-24-2017, 07:56 PM)John61CT Wrote: To me, even in the Commonwealth of Soviet Socialist Massachusetts, that would indicate law enforcement did indeed try to put the data to use in ways legislators felt was abusive.
I believe it was preemptive to ease the concerns of those who thought it could be used for ill will,  but guess they are two of the same.........whether the police were using it for other purposes or people perceived they would, it doesn't bode well for public perception.  


To answer your other question,  i've had the opposite experience.   I've stayed over night in rest stops posted with either a time limit or no overnights sign after explaining my intentions to a trooper pulling through the rest stop.  He had no issues with me staying overnight and moving on in the morning. Even said he'd radio the officer on the next shift change so they wouldn't hassle me.
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Vesper (11-28-2017)
#23
As it should be. Well rested drivers decrease the fatality rates.
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#24
I had my Ezpass transponder hacked a few years ago.

EZPass was taking $200-$300 out of account each week!!!!

This was a major problem, and I was bouncing checks before I found out.

I turned off the account immediately.
It took weeks and a letter to the NJ Attorney General to finally get an accounting from them

They showed me going over the George Washington Bridge at the same exact time I was going through a toll on the Massachusetts turnpike 200 miles away. Yeah. Proof it wasn't me.

Now, I never allow anyone to automatically take from my account. Maybe they fixed it, but I won't take the chance.
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Kat, Smidge the cat, and Honey

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#25
>How ever, if you did get busted for sleeping in your vehicle, the prosecutor could get a search warrant to use ezpass records to prove you were there. Then the jury would be sure to find you guilty.


I'm pretty sure even if I get busted for sleeping there... I doubt the prosecutor would bother getting a warrant, to rifle through ezpass records or that my guilt would be determined by a jury....
That's a bit dramatic...
It would simply be a ticket from the State Police.. and I'd stand in front of a judge, and simply pay it...

My concern is that monthly invoice that tracks my entrances and exits on the highway and the extended time spent there will raise suspicions consequently raising fees for me... So was wondering if anyone else actually did this....
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#26
Seems it is hard to make a joke, these days. But, ezpass does not care how many times or at what time you cross the gate. They report the times so you can confirm the charges. That is all they care. You could stop at Molly Pitcher and use the Howard Stern Porta-poty as long as you pay the toll, with no real time limit by Ez Pass. Get your Ez Pass and link it to a debit or credit card. You will not be disappointed.
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ArmorAbby (08-26-2017)
#27
If you are unable to toss a coin you are not required to pay a toll:

The Toll Permit is issued when the following conditions, as specified in s. 338.155, Florida Statutes, are met:
The individual certifies that he/she meets the intent of the legislation, i.e., has severe and permanent upper limb mobility or dexterity impairments that substantially impairs him/her from tossing coins into the baskets; has a valid driver's license; and drives a specially equipped vehicle; and is therefore qualified for such a permit.
The applicant provides a signed statement from the applicant's physician that he/she meets the physical disability eligibility requirements, i.e., that he/she does have a severe and permanent upper limb mobility or dexterity impairment that substantially impairs him/her from tossing coins into the basket.
Verification is received from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, or the equivalent department in another state, that the applicant does have a valid driver's license.
Verification is received from the Florida Department of Health that the applicant's certifying physician is a licensed physician.
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#28
Dup
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#29
Well. I hope those that need free tolls get them. But that does seem like a lot of red tape and work to avoid a few dollars on whatever-pass.
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(08-24-2017, 06:30 PM)John61CT Wrote: Has anyone ever heard of anyone being arrested for **sleeping in a rest stop**??!


Yes.  In some states, it is illegal to park overnight or sleep in a highway rest stop.  The rationale is that these stops are for short breaks while driving, not for sleeping. The reality is that it is an anti-homeless measure, to prevent rest stops from becoming homeless camps.

In other states which do not flat-out ban overnight parking, they impose a time limit on you, typically six hours or four hours.

Having said that, i have often spent the night at rest stops in states which ban or restrict it, and never had any problem. But then, I don't look like a homeless person, and my van is not rusted-out and filled with crap.

But yes, it is indeed entirely possible to be fined or arrested for sleeping at a rest stop.

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