Friday, October 05, 2007

Ax the Tolls

Don't raise the tolls on New Hampshire expressways. Raise the speed limits about 30 miles per hour, erect bleachers along the highways and charge admission to watch.

NASCAR is big business. Why can't we tap into some of that excitement? Most people drive like they're in a race anyway. Without toll gates to slow them down it could be a real crowd pleaser. And drivers will appreciate being able to use the highways for free, at last.

I would be willing to bet it would raise more revenue than the toll hike ever would have, with a lot less grumbling. And it would create a whole new category of business as entrepreneurs opened parking lots for the spectators. It would generate race weekend money all the time.

Drive Free or Die.

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