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Old 05-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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How do you pay tolls?

I have to go through a toll booth a couple times per month that costs $.50. I could get a cruise card, but I'm a little leery about putting it on my windscreen because I might change it out. As it stands, I have to plan ahead and keep some quarters in my tankbag and fumble for them when I get to the booth.

Do you have a better way of keeping a couple coins together for easy access?
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
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I've got nothin...haven't had to pay a toll in the last 20 years.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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No choice here ... it's all etoll.

How about a magnet glued somewhere handy?
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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Change somewhere I can grab. If I have to I pull over before the booth, to go through my pockets.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #6
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I plan ahead. Stick some quarters in my cheek or stuff a dollar bill or coins wrapped in a dollar (exact change) under my glove palm so I can pull it out quick, hand it over, and go. I always watch for cars coming up behind me at the toll, I'll stay in gear and pay attention to the rear to make sure the person behind me stops before I concern myself with the paying of the toll. If your bike has a hazard light button, use that at the toll booth too.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
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Carry a dollar bill in a zipped jacket pocket that you can open with gloves on and they'll hand you a couple coins you can toss into that same pocket, zip up and go. Oh, and be thankful that you aren't crossing any of our bridges. The tolls around here are five dollars each!
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #8
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Do you have a better way of keeping a couple coins together for easy access?
I have one of those old coin purses--the plastic type that you squeeze on the ends to open--stuffed with quarters. Easy to find in the tank bag and can be used without kicking off the gloves.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #9
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Tolls are a scam for motorcycle riders. Our bikes do absolutely no harm to their super slabs.

That said I've never been on a toll road on a bike and would avoid them at all costs unless I had a bike that cruise comfortably at 90 mph and I really needed to be somewhere quickly.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #10
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i may catch some flack for this, but i dont pay tolls when im on toll roads. all toll roads i use are out of state for me, so i just cruise through in the electronic toll lanes. i do this several times a year i have yet to get anything in the mail or get chased down.

i recently took the entire turnpike in florida doing this. in miame dade county, they used electronic tolls exclusively using license plate photos with a bill by mail. i fully expected to get the toll bill in the mail, but three months later, nothing.

my guess is that as long as you dont do it everyday, they probably let bikes slide as its not worth chasing a motorcycle down by mail out of state.

if i used toll roads everday (commute, etc) i would get an ez pass or have change on hand.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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I stop then take off my gloves then dig through two or three pockets to find some money while I make small talk with the nice lady at the toll booth.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
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Tolls are a scam for motorcycle riders. Our bikes do absolutely no harm to their super slabs.

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Its a tax to pay for the roads we use, same as everyone else. Personally I would rather bump up the gas tax instead.

IL is a state where its worth paying to get out.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:08 PM   #13
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:17 PM   #14
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Just wheelie as you go through, that way they don't get your license plate :P

I just put the transponder in my jacket or tail cowl. Or under the seat. If they don't pick it up, their loss. As long as the transponder is in the vehicle, you are complying with the laws.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:18 PM   #15
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EZ pass are only good if you go through the area alot. I am not going to get it for my once a two year trip through Chicago. If I was a commuter I would probably get one, right after I got the paper to look for jobs elsewhere.
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