As AET Launch Looms, Some Mass Turnpike Drivers Are Stopping Under Gantries

The Boston Globe reports that, with AET set to go live later this month, “some drivers are struggling to adjust to open road tolling, which has taken effect in some areas. Unaccustomed to the new system, they are abruptly braking as they drive under the gantries.” The report adds that motorists might believe they need to slow down to be charged for the tolls or they might be worried about receiving a speeding ticket. “Several states do punish drivers for speeding under the gantries. But in Massachusetts, there are no plans to issue tickets through E-ZPass, even though the system is clocking your speed,” according to the report.