drove through EZPass with two tags

 

Was curious what would subsequently happen.

Conspiracy theory says, user error, pay twice. Not the system's fault.

What ended up happening was the regular charges appeared immediately.

6 days later, the 2nd tag appeared on the statement (online).

It shows entering the turnpike 22 sec after the first. Then, it shows exiting 1 sec after the entry, with a code of 99, and a charge of $0. It did not show up for the subsequent reads.

Not sure if a human intervened, or if the system knows not to count 2 reads.

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Interesting.

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Hum!

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Idiot!

I know many of you are thinking that LOL

What happened was our family has 4 cars, and two drivers, 4 EZPasses, 2 of which are in the house, 1 being the old square kind from 2009?

So, because we have commuter discounts linked to two tags (that's how the program works), I have to switch them when I go to work, if I switch cars. Meaning the tag follows me.

It's like the scene in Reservoir Dogs where everyone is pointing a gun at someone else. On a Sat. morning, I jumped in the car, and no EZPass on the glass (due to switching them the prve. Wed.). Grabbed it out of my wife's car, stuck it to the glass, and away I went. Found halfway through the trip, there was an EZPass on the pass seat that I just hadn't put back where it belonged. DOH!

Here's a curiosity question

Were they both commuter tags? And if not, which rate were you charged?

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actually yes

camerabob wrote:

Were they both commuter tags? And if not, which rate were you charged?

But the commuter plan was not for this road, which was the PA Turnpike.....

That's an interesting question, really. Once, my wife started a job and took the healthcare, which started day 1, put me on it.

So now, I actually had 2 prescription drug plans, one with $0 copay, and 1 with a $15 copay. I was billed $15--it was pretty crazy actually, for a rep to look me up and see that I have 2 instances of coverage through him. He could not answer why I must pay $15, instead of $0. Rather than straighten it out, he told me, "So you are saying you never received the package, right?" haha He had to repeat it before I caught on....

hmm!

hmm!

Putting in a good word for NY EZPass

It was a while ago and I hardly ever review the account summary when it comes in, but one time I did. I found a double charge (a big one) only a few seconds apart at a toll plaza. I called customer service about it and asked a very nice rep. about it and she immediately applied a credit when she saw the brief time between the two charges.

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RF Shield

In Florida they used to supply a radio frequency shielded bag that you could place the transponder into for times when you did not want it to be used at a toll. It was one of those gray plastic anti-static bags that circuit boards are shipped in. A small metal box or aluminum foil would probably also work.

Same with New York

EV Driver wrote:

In Florida they used to supply a radio frequency shielded bag that you could place the transponder into for times when you did not want it to be used at a toll. It was one of those gray plastic anti-static bags that circuit boards are shipped in. A small metal box or aluminum foil would probably also work.

New York sends your pass in one of those, and if you need to mail it back, you should also put it in the bag as well. You don't want to be charged if the post office truck goes through a toll booth. I keep the bag in the glove compartment if I need it while driving.

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interesting

Moose135 wrote:
EV Driver wrote:

In Florida they used to supply a radio frequency shielded bag that you could place the transponder into for times when you did not want it to be used at a toll. It was one of those gray plastic anti-static bags that circuit boards are shipped in. A small metal box or aluminum foil would probably also work.

New York sends your pass in one of those, and if you need to mail it back, you should also put it in the bag as well. You don't want to be charged if the post office truck goes through a toll booth. I keep the bag in the glove compartment if I need it while driving.

I never thought about keeping it in the car. I have one of them, from the last tag that was sent (replacement for a lost tag--I was relieved it was only $9, I thought maybe it was $30, as the website does not state the cost for replacement anywhere [NJ EZPass]).

When we drove to pick up the new to us used car, I did place one EZPass in that envelope. I was a bit paranoid about sticking the tag to the glass because the car had no license plate for about 3 weeks, and I know in the old days (2000) there were cars that had UV glass, which this does, that required exterior tags. I jumped on the car forum, and people said no, you don't need any special tags. Sure enough, they were right. Although this car does have some special UV and laminate (acoustic) glass with weird rain sensor blah blah blah....I'm a bit paranoid about EZPass violoations.....(never got one haha)

glad to hear it worked out!

Not the typical story one hears about this sort of thing...

I did this once. It took the

I did this once. It took the funds out of the pass that was registered to the license plate.

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I once had a minivan stop suddenly in the e-zpass lane. Later I got a fine/bill in the mail with a photo of my license plate for having a transponder marked lost/stolen.

I was able to show my statement with my charge as defense, but it was a big hassle.

Apparently a common scam when avoiding tolls is to stop short so another car is photographed.