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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

No E-ZPass to adultery

I've become a big believer in E-ZPass, not only for toll roads and bridges but extended to paid parking or other conveniences. I'm no Bible thumper, but my sense of morality means I have no patience for philanderers. But I'm not so sure we should link the two.

The Associated Press reported the other day that E-ZPass and other electronic toll collection systems are being used to prove infidelity. Divorce lawyers access the wayward spouse's E-ZPass records to prove they strayed to another's arms when they were supposed to be, say, at a business meeting.

Seven of the 12 states with E-ZPass release the toll information in response to court orders in civil and criminal cases. New Jersey and Pennsylvania aren't among them, limiting the released material to criminal cases. That's just as well. Law enforcement authorities should be able to use every tool they can to nab wrongdoers. On the other hand, there are plenty of ways a divorce lawyer can show why a marriage should dissolve. They don't need E-ZPass.

4 Comments:

Anonymous margaret said...

Mr. Benjamin, I don't know why this is such a big deal...as if people didn't know that Big Brother was monitoring them in this way. All you have to do is watch old reruns of "Law & Order" and you'd know about police et. al. checking EZ Pass and other toll information.

This is OLD NEWS!

4:06 PM, August 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margaret Are you drinking your koolaid when you watch, and trust everthing you see on TV.

It' FICTION !!!!!

12:50 PM, August 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be a fictional show, but the stories are taken from real happenings, pulled out of the pages, (it is said) of real life events.
And, I don't particularly like koolaid, but thanks for asking.

Trusting everything on tv ? Nooooo, but it's funny how L&O had EZ pass detection of criminal activity as well as philandering in one of their shows about 5 years back, and lo and behold, Mr. Benjamin is reporting about it.

Things that make you go "hmmmmmm".

M

7:08 PM, August 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the person cheats and is dumb enough to use EZ Pass then it should be used. Why defend a deplorable act?

9:32 PM, August 25, 2007  

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