August 12, 2007
Adulterers, beware: Your cheatin' heart might be exposed by E-ZPass.
E-ZPass and similar electronic toll collection systems are emerging as a new and powerful means to prove infidelity. That's because when your spouse doesn't know where you've been, E-ZPass does.
New York divorce lawyer Jacalyn Barnett has seen it first hand.
She says E-ZPass is "an easy way to show you took the off-ramp to adultery."
Generally mounted inside a vehicle's windshield behind the rear-view mirror, the remote-sized, E-ZPass devices communicate with antennas at toll plazas, automatically deducting money from the tag-holder's prepaid account.
Of the 12 states in the Northeast, South and Midwest that are part of the E-ZPass system, agencies in seven states will provide electronic toll information in response to court orders for criminal and civil cases, including divorces, according to an Associated Press survey. Virginia is among the seven.