the road pricing dilemma” href=”http://whiterose.samizdata.net/archives/003805.html”>Brian Micklethwait has a very long post on the privacy implications of road toll collections. I shall refrain from any Lawrence v. Texas jokes, but feel free to think up some.
I must say, I’m willing to trade privacy for convenience on this one. In my area, we use a system called Smart Tag to automatically scan when one drives through toll boths, which is very handy if one takes the toll road often. In this case, it charges a certain amount to a credit card and then automatically replenishes the account when it gets low. Beats having to keep a bunch of quarters in the car.