How to stop motorists from cheating on tolls.

Talk about things that are not necessarily related to music or the guitar.
User avatar
bear
Posts: 3725
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:55 pm
Location: Massachusetts

Re: How to stop motorists from cheating on tolls.

Post by bear » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:07 pm

Pat Dodson wrote: And raise the death toll to bring in more money.
Think of all the cg's we could buy.
2013 Jeff Medlin '37 Hauser 640mm sp
2006 Michele Della Giustina Concert 10 string 650mm ce
2005 Jose Ramirez 4E 650mm ce
2005 Manuel Rodriguez Model C3F 650mm sp
2003 Manuel Rodriguez Model D 650mm ce

Ramon Amira
Teacher
Posts: 3023
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:44 am
Location: New York City

Re: How to stop motorists from cheating on tolls.

Post by Ramon Amira » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:26 pm

Hey - I just thought of a great refinement. Have all the machine guns shoot blanks. The noise alone will scare the hell out of any cheater, who would then think twice the next time. But here's the clincher - have the guns shoot real ammo say one out of every twenty times they go off. Sort of like toll booth Russian roulette.

We announce to the public that if they drive through without paying there will be no fine or penalty. If they survive. You pay your money or you take your chances.

Oh, full disclosure - I just bought a lot of stock in a company that manufactures bullet-proof glass.

Ramon
Classical and Flamenco guitar lessons via Skype worldwide - Classical and Flamenco guitars from Spain

User avatar
Guitar-ded
Posts: 1794
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:32 pm
Location: Canada

Re: How to stop motorists from cheating on tolls.

Post by Guitar-ded » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:06 pm

Good idea Ramon.
I was worried that your 'use blanks' idea would be doomed to failure as it'd be like the bird scarers used in farmers' fields where after a time the birds get used to the noise and ignore it. Happily using real ammo every so often takes away this inconvenience and allows a modicum of payback for the errant motorist.
One thing though - remember to provide some sort of clear up squad so as to avoid tailbacks behind the rouletted motorist.
Getting better bit by bit, day by day.

simonm
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6805
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:22 am
Location: Germany, Würzburg. Spain, IB

Re: How to stop motorists from cheating on tolls.

Post by simonm » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:07 pm

A less violent alternative but with great franchising opportunities to earn even more money would be to use the type shredding chains used by the police (or military) to stop vehicles. If the motorist fails to pay a tyre shredding chain would shoot out under the car and the driver would find him/herself tyreless. You could franchise out tyre fitting stands conveniently a little way from the toll plaza to offer a great fast new tyre service. Win-win. The franchise could be very lucrative as they could charge really exorbitant prices as the alternative would be a tow truck service (which of course you could franchise too).

Return to “The Café”