Don’t let the road slow you down

Ask Beth Souther to name her favorite travel gadget and she’ll tell you about her recent road trip from Wilmington, N.C., to Byfield, Mass.
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Look out! Automated plazas take a toll on car rental customers

When Amos Peters picked up a rental car in Austin a few weeks ago, the only thing that stood between him and his destination was State Highway 130, a toll road. It was missing an important feature: a toll booth.
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Is there a car rental toll conspiracy?


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Wow, those car rental tolls can really add up!

Highway overpass / Photo by James Yu – Flickr Creative Commons
It cost me $27.10 in tolls and fees to make the round trip between the Orlando airport and my home in Winter Springs, Fla., in a rental car last month.
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Cashless toll roads, another hazard for car renters

Think of it as an invisible road hazard.

Three months after Joan Cox rented a Ford Fusion rental car in Orlando last summer, a surprise bill from Thrifty Car Rental landed in her mailbox. The company wanted 50 cents for a toll violation on the Beachline Expressway, a toll road that connects Orlando with the East Coast beaches and the Kennedy Space Center.

Oh, and one other thing: there was a $25 “administrative fee” for processing.
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