Electronic tolls are kind of a touchy subject for me here in Florida.
On one hand, I think it’s kind of cool that many of our toll roads have now gone entirely electronic, meaning that to pay the toll you simply have to keep a transponder in your car that automatically deducts the required amount as you pass through each plaza.
On the other hand, though, I still haven’t bought one yet, and so instead it leaves me in this awkward scenario where I don’t tend to carry rolls of quarters in my car, and occasionally I end up having to do something like this…
Yep – that’s a check for seventy-five cents to cover one of the tolls coming back from Legoland yesterday. It will cost me half again as much to mail the damn thing as the toll itself! I wish I could pay the thing online, or even better, with my credit card at the toll plaza, but I always find myself wondering what out of state people do when they’re driving around Florida and wander onto a toll road without any means to actually pay when they want to get back off… 😕
Maybe it’s time to finally splurge for SunPass after all!