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Delaware to Continue Patrols for Toll-Dodging Truckers

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are extending their special patrols looking out for truckers trying to dodge tolls on Interstate 95 at the Maryland line.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says some truckers illegally divert their vehicles onto Newark-area roads that aren't designed for heavy trucks in an effort to avoid the toll.

For the last three months, Newark and Delaware State Police have conducted special patrols and issued citations to truckers improperly driving on roads marked for local deliveries only.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that under the extended program, DelDOT will pay for another five months of patrols, but they will be less frequent.

Officials say commercial toll revenue has increased slightly since the enforcement campaign, but they can't say for certain whether the increased patrols are the cause.

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