The North Texas Tollway Authority released its list of the top toll violators today. The big winner among the thousands of scofflaws on the list is Amber Young of Dallas, who owes $179,596.43 in unpaid tolls and fees. I’m more impressed with the work of Nos. 6 and 7 on the list, Tyrone Hammond and Corey D. Lewis, who’ve racked up more than $120K each despite apparently hailing from Arkansas and Ohio, respectively. Those are some helluva long commutes.
Ms. Young’s vehicle is registered to an address in ZIP 75287. Â A look at this map of the number of top toll violators by ZIP code shows that 75287 is home to by far the most: 1,323 of them. Second place is Frisco’s 75034, with a mere 773.
ZIP 75287 is in beautiful Far North Dallas, mostly trapped between the pinchers of the Dallas North Tollway and the President George Bush Turnpike. Â These people can’t leave their homes without having to pay the NTTA. Â It also makes sense that Frisco, The Colony, McKinney, and Little Elm are well represented, since so many residents in those suburbs have to use the Dallas North Tollway and the Sam Rayburn Tollway to get places.
The central and southern areas of Dallas County have racked up relatively few violations. This is what you’d expect, given how top-heavy the NTTA system is. Â Which made that odd outlier ZIP, 75052 in south Grand Prairie, stand out on the map. I’m guessing that people love to cross the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge without paying.