The state s toll-enforcement courts, which started out in 2012 by rejecting motorists pleas to reduce hundreds and even thousands of dollars in penalties, might soon be showing more empathy.

On July 28, a new law will allow the judges to consider several factors when people ask for a break. Acceptable excuses include a divorce that results in a change of car ownership, a military deployment overseas, the owner s death, an eviction or simply not receiving the original bill.

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