New rule bans Ga. toll booth charity

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Associated Press

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 11:00 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — No more paying it forward for the driver behind you at the Georgia 400 toll plaza.

A new rule from the State Road and Tollway Authority bans drivers from paying the toll for the person behind them in line.

That became something of a local tradition over the last 20 years. But The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/14Pgm4n) reports that some drivers had recently complained that cashiers were pocketing the extra 50 cents when they didn't see their money being tossed into the coin basket for the driver behind them.

The deputy executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority, Bert Brantley, says a driver might not see the extra money being thrown into the change basket because the next motorist sometimes declined the money, allowing it to be passed to another driver.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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