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Cuomo Wants Tougher Penalties for Toll Evaders

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New York State drivers who do not pay their tolls could soon be forced to find alternate ways to get around.

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make it much easier for the state to take vehicle registrations from drivers who pass through toll lanes without paying and avoid attempts to collect the money.

State records show more than $150 million has been lost in unpaid tolls, interest, and penalties since 2008.

Most of the unpaid tolls take place at bridges and tunnels run by the Port Authority.

Part of the governor's plan to crack down on scofflaws includes setting up a separate authority to deal with them.

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