16 September 2005

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (31)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI (from Wednesday, September 14; link good at time of posting):
New Hampshire lawmakers goofed. When the state introduced E-Z Pass to pay highway tolls, lawmakers outlawed running through the automated toll lanes without paying.

But in the process, the legislators mistakenly repealed the law against driving through the regular lanes without paying.

It used to be a $140 fine to run a toll booth. Now it's just a $25 administrative fee for evading both the E-Z Pass and standard toll lanes.

State highway officials say they'll ask lawmakers to reinstate the old law when the legislature goes back to work in January.

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