How to stop motorists from cheating on tolls.

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Re: How to stop motorists from cheating on tolls.

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

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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.

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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.
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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).

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