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Toll Booths, Cameras, and Higher Rates

What do you think of Toll Booths, transponders, a Non-Elected Expressway Authority, MDX, unelected bureacrats creating taxes, fines, levies, citations, traffic jams, extra government bureacracy and camera surveillance of the roads, ramps, and streets? Is there a lack of accountability?
Since Public Roads are built with your Tax Dollars, do you think it is dishonest for the Government to then charge you a Toll for using a Public Road?
Yes, it is dishonest
No, these are necessary taxes
Not Sure
Does it bother you that years after the toll roads have been built the Government keeps jacking up the cost of the tolls in order to pay for road upgrades, new toll booths, more workers?
Yes, it is wrong
No, these costs are reasonable & necessary
Not Sure
Do you think that there is any real accountability for the money collected at Toll Booths?
Yes
No
Not Sure
Do you think it is an invasion of privacy for the Government to have Security Cameras at toll booths to take a photo of the license plate of every car that passes through?
Yes, this is worse than Russia
Video monitoring of all public areas is the future of Law Enforcement
Not Sure
We must trust our elected officials and their appointees
Do you think it is a violation of your privacy rights for any Government to use Security Cameras in order to issue Traffic Citations or any kind of monetary fine to the owners of vehicles that do not pay the tolls?
Yes, Government that has all citizens under surveillance is bad
No, thanks to video monitoring, people can be caught violating any law
Not Sure
Do you think that it is fair that people who pay the monthly fees for the Electronic Toll Transponders (like SunPass in Florida) systems in their vehicles should pay less Tolls than the people who choose not to register with the Government?
Yes
No
Not Sure
Do you think that Toll Booths often add extra delays, traffic jams, and stress to any trip (whether it is going to work, shopping, etc.)?
Yes
No
Not Sure
As a Citizen, do you think that the Government should eliminate Toll Booths?
Yes
No
Not Sure
In a few cities there are Toll Grids being introduced that will put dozens of cameras at every entrance and exit to expressways. Drivers who have Toll transponders will have a sum deducted based on how much distance they travel on the road. Those without Transponders will be fined $25 per violation. Do you think such a Toll Grid is fair to you?
Yes
No
Not Sure
In a few cities, there is an Expressway Toll Authority made up of political appointees. The tolls in cities like Miami have gone from 25 cents to $1.25 in the past eight years since the non-elected Toll Boards took over. Do you think that these kind of non-elected boards should have the authority to tax citizens with Tolls and Fines?
Yes
No
Not Sure
The Courts have said that citizens have no right to privacy in any public place. However, do you think that you should be able to drive down a public road without having Government Cameras taking photos of you?
Yes, so much surveillance is wrong
No
Not Sure
This poll was created on 2005-08-28 06:45:54 by Citizen X