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Old 09-22-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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Picked up a car to drive back from Chicago to Arizona. So just going through Oklahoma and don’t know what to do with this odd freeway / toll road garbage?

Outrageous that there’s no credit card option on a public freeway? So either I have to drive back 200mi and then drive 300mi around OK or use the toll? There’s no other road options so your forced to pay it seems.

Stupid. What’s the fine to just run through the fast pass or whatver it is?

I have a temporary Illinois plate so I’m almost wondering they’ll never find me anyway because the cars in process of being registered back to AZ for me anyway?
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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I usually just make sure I have change for the toll roads. And there are Interstate hwys in Oklahoma so you are not FORCED to take the toll roads. They have change machines and usually there are human beings in the toll booths that can make change if you only have large bills. Only the off ramps to smaller towns are unmanned.


Seriously, if this dilemma is confounding you, I think your life is going to be one tough slog!
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Picked up a car to drive back from Chicago to Arizona. So just going through Oklahoma and don’t know what to do with this odd freeway / toll road garbage?

Outrageous that there’s no credit card option on a public freeway? So either I have to drive back 200mi and then drive 300mi around OK or use the toll? There’s no other road options so your forced to pay it seems.

Stupid. What’s the fine to just run through the fast pass or whatver it is?

I have a temporary Illinois plate so I’m almost wondering they’ll never find me anyway because the cars in process of being registered back to AZ for me anyway?
There most certainly is a another road option. Take the famous Route 66 through Oklahoma for free. If you don't like the drive on Route 66, get off of it by taking I-40 West in Oklahoma City.
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:33 AM
 
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Your lack of knowledge of DMV is profound.
Have change - use toll roads. Have no change go the long way.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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Picked up a car to drive back from Chicago to Arizona. So just going through Oklahoma and don’t know what to do with this odd freeway / toll road garbage?

Outrageous that there’s no credit card option on a public freeway? So either I have to drive back 200mi and then drive 300mi around OK or use the toll? There’s no other road options so your forced to pay it seems.

Stupid. What’s the fine to just run through the fast pass or whatver it is?

I have a temporary Illinois plate so I’m almost wondering they’ll never find me anyway because the cars in process of being registered back to AZ for me anyway?
Not sure I understand. You can't just carry a few bucks with you? There are attendants. There are also free roads, but it usually does not really pay to take them. You could take old 66 all the way down to I40. I've seen toll roads in other states, Kentucky, Kansas, etc. It's not just Oklahoma. They are kind of a pain but nothing to get worked up over.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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Not sure I understand. You can't just carry a few bucks with you? There are attendants. There are also free roads, but it usually does not really pay to take them. You could take old 66 all the way down to I40. I've seen toll roads in other states, Kentucky, Kansas, etc. It's not just Oklahoma. They are kind of a pain but nothing to get worked up over.
Or just turn south at Tulsa until you hit I-40, then go west to AZ.

By saving a few bucks you get to drive on horrible rough hwys. some of which go through towns. Then I-40 east of OKC is one of the worst interstates you will find in America.

The turnpike is smooth sailing straight through to OKC with a 75 mph speed limit which will save you time and mileage, etc. It's your choice.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Not sure I understand. You can't just carry a few bucks with you? There are attendants. There are also free roads, but it usually does not really pay to take them. You could take old 66 all the way down to I40. I've seen toll roads in other states, Kentucky, Kansas, etc. It's not just Oklahoma. They are kind of a pain but nothing to get worked up over.

There are toll roads over the place in Chicago. So I'm not sure why there's such consternation about them; I-90 in NW Chicagoland, I-294, I-88 to name a few.
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:54 PM
 
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Or just turn south at Tulsa until you hit I-40, then go west to AZ.

By saving a few bucks you get to drive on horrible rough hwys. some of which go through towns. Then I-40 east of OKC is one of the worst interstates you will find in America.

The turnpike is smooth sailing straight through to OKC with a 75 mph speed limit which will save you time and mileage, etc. It's your choice.


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Old 09-28-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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You can actually buy a toll tag on line.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:42 PM
 
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Outrageous that there’s no credit card option on a public freeway? So either I have to drive back 200mi and then drive 300mi around OK or use the toll? There’s no other road options so your forced to pay it seems.
Every toll road in Europe accepts credit cards Many European transit options do not accept cash at all, or they have a very limited number of places where you can use cash.
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