Toll Tags

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with our toll tag system here in North Texas, but we have these nifty things that let you drive through the toll booth without stopping.  It’s all tied to your credit card, and you get a reduced rate for using the tag. 

Since the system is so nifty, there are those who seek to take advantage of it.  There is one woman here who has a $76,000 unpaid toll tag bill.  It seems that she thinks she’s better than everyone else and doesn’t need to pay the tolls.  In this case, I’m not changing the names to protect the stupid.  Her name is Evangelina Gonzalez.  She’s 41 years old – obviously old enough to know better. 

She settled her case recently for a mere 10% of what she owes.  Frankly, I think that they should have made her pay the full amount.  She drove through without paying more than 3000 times.  At some point, you have to know you have to pay.