If you travel on the New York State Thruway, there's a basic rule: you have to pay the toll. Many of us have E-ZPass, while others pay cash. I remember years ago as a college student running out of money on my way home and asking the toll booth operator if I could "charge" the toll. That didn't go over very well, but he let me do it. Apparently, there are a number of travelers who haven't paid their tolls.