stuck in traffic? send a bill!

A woman stuck in traffic sent the Michigan DOT a bill for the gasoline she wasted.

When Carol Greenberg got stuck in a work-zone backup on southbound I-275 at its merge with I-75 in Monroe County late last month, she did more than just fume about it.

First, she sent the Michigan Department of Transportation an e-mail complaint. Then the Perrysburg resident did something many motorists probably consider but rarely, if ever, do.

Mrs. Greenberg sent MDOT a $16 bill for the gasoline she figured she’d wasted idling in traffic.

I wish I could do this. Getting out of the office and onto 75 usually isn’t so bad here, but the connector ramp from Monroe to 85 is usually a nightmare.

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