JOE KOVACS About
It’s almost like something you’d see in a James Bond spy movie, but it’s a reality on American roadways today. Drivers are using devices, both high-tech and low-tech, to obscure or completely cover their license plates to avoid paying tolls. Sammy and Mayte Salinas were driving on the Dolphin Expressway recently in South Florida when they noticed a maroon Chrysler Pacifica with the Florida tag DSB5U in front of them using a specially devised cover that moves up and down over the plate.
“At the next toll by plate cameras, they took out their own camera and, sure enough, recorded as a black cover came down over the plate of the car ahead,” reported CBS4 in Miami. “After getting clear of the toll by plate cameras, the driver activated a device, lifting the black cover off the license plate.”