6/04/2007

Taxpayers Pay for Cops to Crack Down on Toll Cheats.

By Eye on Williamson County

KXAN is reporting that Cedar Park Police will be stopping drivers without TxTags who fail to pay the $1.50 toll at the 183-A plaza.

Those pulled over Friday for not having a tag said there were not enough warning signs leading to the highway, and part of the toll road accepts TxTags only, no cash.

Cedar Park Police Chief Harry Fluck announced the crackdown today.

Left unexplained was the rationale behind diverting law enforcement resources from other priorities in order to help the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) collect tolls. Since the CTRMA is responsible for operating the 183-A toll road, taxpayers in Cedar Park should not be subsidizing the toll collection apparatus. READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE.

1 comment:

Lori Appleman said...

It's easy to know why the CP cops are doing this - money! THEY get to keep the fines. They don't give a darn about the tolls, tickets raise revenue. I miss the good ol' days when cops were "public safety officers" and acted on safety issues and not income generating activities.