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?