The Sept. 11 front-page story “E-ZPass scofflaws take a toll on Md. revenue” was probably read with amusement by the drivers in question as they went out the door that morning, soon to be texting while driving and making those important telephone calls on the way to work or to the mall. It remains a mystery why so many people in our area who may think of themselves as model citizens seem to view cheating the rest of us out of toll revenue as sport, not theft, and driving while texting as okay for them but illegal for the rest of us.
While there are ways to address these problems, a good place to start might be a little introspection. There is no legal theft, and there is no good excuse for endangering the rest of us to ensure immediate access to messages.