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Del. Officials: Many Toll Cheats Have Maine Tags

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- State records show the drivers who owe Delaware the most in unpaid tolls and penalties have Maine license plates.

But state officials say they're not really from Maine.

Thousands of Delawareans are illegally registering boat, horse, farm and other trailers in Maine.

Unlike most states, Maine allows nonresidents to register trailers for up to 12 years at a time, and the registration fee is just $12.

State officials say the trailers enable people to cheat at toll booths because they shield the license plates of the towing vehicles.

Last fiscal year, the state was owed $1.26 million in delinquent tolls on Interstate 95 and Delaware Route 1. Officials say a quarter of those violations have been attributed to Maine tags.

 

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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