Ingenuity does not stop for tolls


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Toll_lane_2China is building more toll roads that any other country in the world. At some check points though, evading payment becomes personal - some motorists seem to say:

In Chongqing, a sprawling municipality in central China, so many owners of private cars and trucks are using fraudulent toll-exempt military plates that one toll highway has estimated its annual losses at roughly 10 million yuan, or $1.2 million.

In March a driver outfitted his vehicle like an ambulance, with flashing lights and an emergency response phone number painted on the side. He then raced through a highway tollbooth as if rushing to a hospital, until the police arrested him.

With more projects on the way, and Chinese creativity on the rise, something will have to give.

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