You know those annoying little houses on the highways that are in the way and demanding money? A first-time highway driver’s worst nightmare because they don’t know where they exactly are. Merging is already a nuisance on the highway. But when you have to do it for an unnecessary reason, it makes it even worse.
Am I the only person in the world that thinks that toll booths are death traps? Do people realize how stressful it is to merge at the right moment to get into toll booth lane on a 70mph highway? Probably, but what truly is the purpose of having these tolls on highways? Well, according to the Federal Highway Administration, it’s simply to generate revenue for road construction and maintenance. I get that I-90 has its needs too, but it’s not worth having these unnecessary tolls that are major distractions and can potentially cause accidents. I can personally attest to that.
Long story short: if you’re leaving Chicago and have to get on the Kennedy Expressway, please for the love of God, make sure you’re in the right lane closest to the toll booth. Don’t ask why, it’ll just make your life easier. Toll booths are seriously a waste of time and gas to deal with, especially when you have to be somewhere at a certain time. The state generates enough revenue from taxes to build roads, so I think these tolls are just a way to get extra cash and a waste of resources to build.
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