Tuesday, 4 October 2011

What do you think?

I drove up to Tampa, FL on 25th September 2011 to have lunch with my pal Noah B (formerly a parishioner at St. James’s, Cambridge when I was their Rector).

My journey took me via the “Leroy Selmon Expressway” – Florida’s first all-electronic toll highway.

This expressway charges tolls by photographing a driver’s vehicle and tag (number plate in the U.K.).

I received my $3 bill yesterday, and paid it by check (cheque) by return of post.

On the one hand, this electronic toll system saved me a bit of time.

On the other hand, the system renders toll collectors un-necessary, and so they lose their jobs.

On my third hand, this system seems to be a bit “big-brother-ish”.

What do you think?

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