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I ride a motorcycle (I've never learned to drive a car) and I cannot imagine anything you could be doing in a car that takes as long as zipping up the riding suit, putting the gloves back on, putting the helmet front down, and getting ready to ride off (all whilst trying not to drop the bike on the giant diesel smear that nearly every tollbooth features). ...


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First, there's a "LAST EXIT BEFORE TOLL" sign alerting you that you have 1/2 mile to exit before the toll. Then, there's a sign advising you to call 511 for "travel info" and "toll info." Not a particularly useful sign, but it does further indicate the presence of a toll ahead. Then there's another a "LAST EXIT BEFORE TOLL" sign at the southbound Alexander ...


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You have to cross the Hudson River somewhere, so its bridges are natural choke points. The three closest to, but not entering, New York City are: New Tappan Zee Bridge on I-87/I-287/NYS Thruway, toll $5.00 eastbound Bear Mountain Bridge on US-6/US-202, toll $1.50 eastbound Newburgh-Beacon Bridge on I-84, toll $1.50 eastbound. The bridges further north ...


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Yes, there are large bridges that don't have tolls. This is true in countries around the world, but given that you're specifically asking about the US, one example is the Seven Mile Bridge, which as the name implies is around seven miles or 11 kilometres long (and thus meets your "very large bridge" criteria), and has no toll. The dozens of other bridges ...


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After crossing the Henry Hudson Bridge without an E-ZPass, you normally should receive a toll bill within 30 days. However, you might not have received one if the address of your vehicle registration is not your current address, or if the equipment at the toll plaza was malfunctioning when you drove through. If you didn't receive a toll bill, you should ...


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As correctly stated by @MichaelSeifert, it is a graphic representation of a coin. A circle alone wouldn't be easily interpreted as currency. I speculate that using the dollar symbol would be biasing in an international context, so using a digit is the most intuitive way to display that the circle has value. Historically, on US tollways you often used a ...


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From personal experience, you have more than 30 seconds at least. Normally, the bar does not go down unless a car passes through, so you don't need to hurry at all. You will find that after some instances, it will be much smoother too, and you won't need more than two or three seconds anyway; but don't stress yourself. Try to be considerate to the queue ...


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The barrier will wait for you - even for 10 minutes. As a safety matter, you absolutely must not rush. Take your time and correctly put away the coins, cards etc. Do not rush, for any reason. You mention you had to actually turn off the car, open the door, and step sideways to use the machine. This is utterly normal. I do it 100% of the time (just because ...


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Yes, this is legitimate. The Toll Roads was formed by the state of California to operate and maintain toll roads in Orange County. When you entered one of the roads, you would have passed under an electronic sensor which reads FasTrak transponders from those who have them, and takes license plate pictures in order to bill those who do not. You also passed ...


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Toll will be about 29 euros. When entering the highway from Gorizia the first toll station is "Villesse". Then you travel towards Venezia Mestre, Padova, Bologna and then Rimini. Exiting from "Rimini nord" (northern Rimini): 28.30 € Exiting from "Rimini sud" (southern Rimini): 28.90 € To calculate prices check this site: http://www.infotraffico.autovie.it/...


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Yes, the toll signs are plainly displayed, and at least two on any approach. You can fire up Google Earth or Google Maps, drag the "little man" figure to any of the blue lines on the map, and enter Street View (which are photos taken from roving automobiles with special cameras on their roof) and travel US-101 or Doyle virtually and see the signs for ...


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No, you do not need a vignette but might need a environmental sticker in some cities: Numerous cities have set up or decreed environment zones to reduce pollution in their city centres. Vehicles with particularly bad exhaust values such as old diesel vehicles without particle filter systems and vehicles with petrol engine and an insufficient exhaust ...


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Most American visitors without transponders will be billed (or rather the registered owner of the car will be billed, via mail) for their use of the electronic toll roads. There is a reciprocity agreement with a number of states (at least a dozen, including New York) allowing access to the license plate databases. Ontarians who have outstanding toll fees ...


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It's simpler than you might think. Look at the map (with tolls removed), decide which roads you do not want to travel on and use an alternative route. A quick check of the geography shows that alternative bridges are a ways upriver, the I84 doesn't add that much time.


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Road tolling is not standardized in the U.S., and even within the same state there can be multiple tolling authorities, systems, and policies. Therefore, the answer depends on the system. Some authorities have a "pay by plate" system, in which a photo or video is taken of your license plate and an invoice sent to the address where the car is registered. As ...


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If you went from A2 to A3 on the A205 then here is your route superimposed on the London Congestion Charge map. So the answer is: no charge.


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There are two options. The easy way is cash, which is (at time of writing) still accepted by every toll plaza on every Japanese expressway: just collect a chit on entry and pay when you leave. But if you're driving longer distances or on multiple days, you'll want to look into getting set up for ETC (electronic toll collection, but called "ETC" even in ...


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Summary It should be possible to subscribe to the service as long as you have a SEPA zone bank account. That would require to deal with a bit of paperwork that is only available in french language. You might be better check with the company you choose before sending contract. Disclaimer : I have included several links to a company that offers such ...


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It depends on where exactly you drove and where you parked, but you probably do not need to pay. It is quite clearly signed when you enter the Congestion Charge Zone; if you did not pass these signs, you should not have to pay. The address that was your destination is right on the edge of the Congestion Charge Zone, you can enter the address here to ...


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Germany has a general toll for all commercial vehicles heavier than 3,5 metric tons on all controlled-access highways and some federal highways. As far as I am aware, there is no instance of any sort of toll in addition to that, in particular, I am not aware of any toll that applies only to a specific section of road, such as a bridge or tunnel. The truck ...


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The portion of the AP-7 that runs from Alicante to Tarragona reverted to the Spanish government on the first of January of 2020. Starting that day the motorway is now free to use without tolls. As the infrastructure can't be dismantled immediately, it may happen that they were still charging drivers a few days after it reverted and they have to reimburse ...


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You are not required to obtain or use a SunPass transponder to travel on Florida's Turnpike, but it may simplify your life. Of course, if you forego it, you should avoid lanes, booths, or roads indicated as SunPass Only, which will incur a toll-by-plate charge in addition to the toll— and to which your rental car company will add a significant surcharge. As ...


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In the EZ-Pass system, most though not all agencies allow you to use the transponder with other vehicles of the same class (e.g. a motorcycle transponder on a different motorcycle, but not a car). You must register the vehicle with your EZ-Pass agency, however. Otherwise, there is no way for the agency to verify that it should be associated with your account,...


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This site is arguably the most up-to-date source of information on the Czech motorway network and its regulations. To date it only mentions police checks. Never does it talk about automatic checks. Indeed the motorway vignette is a 2-part sticker. One part is to be stuck to the windshield, whilst the other is to be kept as a proof of purchase and is to be ...


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Plot it with tolls. Plot it without tolls. "Lay them on top of each other" in your mind. Those lines are going to cross or come quite near, at some point(s). Use one to crossover. See, most of your time penalty is pinballing around Ohio-2 and US-422 in Ohio. It's all-freeway on the Pennsylvania side. They don't kiss, but they come close in ...


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There are at least three separate signs: One is a "last exit before toll", shown twice. Then the exact toll is shown. If you are entering from the Golden Gate NRA area, there is a toll sign at the intersection. All of the SF Bay Area bridges are tolled in one direction.


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Depending on which route you take you may pass through at least 2 or 3 Electronic toll collection systems you can find most of them on the Government Services Administration page. If you take the most direct route via West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and then via I-90 to Washington, you might need EZ Pass, Mn Pass, and Washington's Good to Go. You ...


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Anything not going through Switzerland will be much cheaper. Switzerland sells annual toll tickets ('Märkli') only, which for a single trip easily beats any other toll. Each countries' toll road agencies will have websites where you can calculate the expected amounts. Note that in some countries, different toll roads are handled by different agencies.


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The Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes website has a list of all toll-roads (Autopistas), their length, and toll charges. As mentioned in my comment, the toll is approximately $1-2MXN per kilometer of toll road between plazas. Información de las Vías The roads are designated with a D, for example the free road from Tijuana to Ensenada is Route 1, ...


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