I work a job that requires 100% travel. I cannot recall ever having to pay a toll since I use Google maps with the "avoid toll" feature. Yet, I have work mates who regularly claim that they go to jobs which absolutely require tolls. Is that possible in the US? I did a little digging on Google and couldn't find anything.

  • We want to focus our attention on doubtful claims that are widely held or are made by notable people. Please provide some references to places where this claim is being made. – Oddthinking Jan 14 '14 at 20:59
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    You'd have a hard time in the SF Bay area if you wanted to travel between San Francisco and Oakland without tolls. The 10 mile route that goes over the toll bridge becomes a 70 - 80 mile roundabout route if you want to avoid the toll bridges. So technically you can escape the toll, but it's not very practical. Avoiding the tolls for the 8 mile Sausalito -> San Francisco trip means a 120 mile trip around the bay. – Johnny Jan 14 '14 at 21:03
  • Right Johnny, but that's my point. There is a round about way to do it. Impractical, yes. But when your corporation is punishing you for doing tolls and thus incentivises the windshield time, it becomes practical. Yet I've never actually had a case where it was not possible to do a round about way, which is the claim I'm skeptical of. – Captain Claptrap Jan 14 '14 at 21:12
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    if you can rephrase this to be more touristy then travel.SE would be a place you can get an answer – ratchet freak Jan 15 '14 at 11:47
  • And further, does it have to be by road? That same SFO-Oakland trip could be made by boat or aircraft, probably by train, bicycle, even on foot. – jwenting Jan 17 '14 at 11:01

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