Friday Funny: How Automatic Toll Technology Could Have Saved Sonny Corleone

In a fake editorial on the satirical site The Onion, Charles J. Galvin, CEO, E-ZPass Group, pays homage to the alternative path the Corleone family would have taken in The Godfather if only Sonny Corleone had been driving a car equipped with E-ZPass.

"You recall the iconic scene: With tensions rising between the Five Families, a trap is laid for Sonny, who, shortly after handing a bill to a man behind a tollbooth, is brutally gunned down by rival gangsters. It’s a hard two minutes for anyone to watch, but for me, the chief executive of a multistate electronic toll-collection system, it’s especially tough," writes Galvin (aka The Onion's editorial staff).

We've seen a lot of great satirical pieces relating to transportation and planning from The Onion before, but this latest is definitely one of their best.


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