From the NY Post:
The ride across MTA bridges will soon be faster -- but police aren't sure it'll be safer.
Law-enforcement officials are concerned that the agency's plan for no-stop tolls at its nine bridges and tunnels will eliminate a "natural roadblock" for drunken drivers, toll-beaters and even terrorists.
"There is a drastic impact from [a] law-enforcement perspective," one police source told The Post. "This will eliminate all the good, the gains that were made since 9/11."
Officers make an average of 1,800 arrests at the crossings every year, the source said, with nearly all coming at a toll plaza, where even vehicles equipped with E-ZPass have to slow down and wait for a gate.
That helps police determine if a driver is suspicious, and makes stopping vehicles easier.