State Reverses Rule Banning Toll Booth Charity

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – State officials are reinstating the practice of “pay-it-forward” toll payments on Georgia Highway 400 after motorists complained and Gov. Nathan Deal asked for the change.

Last month, the State Road and Tollway Authority implemented a ban on motorists paying a toll for others after some motorists complained that toll booth cashiers were pocketing the money instead.

Authority spokesman Bert Brantley says the agency had already been working to find a way to reinstate the practice after motorists began complaining when they couldn’t donate a toll. On Friday, the agency worked with the cashiers to come up with a solution that will keep the donated money visible so motorists can trust their good deed will help someone in need.

That means motorists will still have a few more months to donate toll money on Georgia Highway 400. The tolls are scheduled to come down the week before Thanksgiving.

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