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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
 

In Nafari Vanaski's column “Turnpike Commission's ‘Our way or the highway' approach won't pacify this driver” (Aug. 29 and TribLIVE.com), commission spokesman Carl DeFebo says that when the Pennsylvania Turnpike goes to all-electronic tolling in 2018, those without an E-ZPass transponder will have their license plates photographed as they drive through a toll plaza.

What Mr. DeFebo is missing is that there are a lot of car owners who have plastic covers over their license plates. These covers tend to yellow over time, making plates unreadable. As a matter of fact, there are companies that sell tinted license plate covers to prevent red-light cameras from capturing plate numbers.

Pennsylvania requires all vehicles to “clearly” display license plates at all times. The state issues fines for violations of this law, but according to what I have witnessed, this is just one of many vehicle-law violations that are not strictly enforced.

Ed Liberatore

Turtle Creek

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