- The Washington Times - Friday, August 16, 2013

So much for the good deed. In Georgia, drivers riding through toll booths can’t pay the fee for the car behind them any longer, thanks to a new law that took effect on Friday.

The State Road and Tollway Authority banned the practice, which was a common good deed among drivers in the Peach State, because toll booth workers were being accused of pocketing the extra 50 cents, USA Today reported.

The deputy executive director of the the agency said that just because the charitable driver didn’t see the cashier throwing the coins in the basket wasn’t proof of their theft — but he decided to outlaw the practice anyway, to deter suspicions. Still, at least six drivers complained of possible thefts in the last month alone, USA Today said.

Drivers are outraged at the new policy.

Rick Sanderson, 58, said in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was surprised when he was told he couldn’t pay the toll for the driver behind him.

“In what sort of world do we live?” he said. “We can’t even do a random act of kindness?”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide