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Cashless Toll Roads and Rental Cars: 6 Tips

The advent of electronic-toll highways was designed to make traveling down toll roads easier for harried drivers. Goodbye brake lights, lines of cars and fumbling for coins, hello electronic transponders and license plate-readers.But if you're in a rental car in an unfamiliar city, driving on an e-toll road with no cash lanes can leave you with a nasty charge on your credit card bill.As the number of cashless e-toll roads has risen, so have the complaints about fees piled on top of fees. In 2011, Seattle attorney Averil Rothrock launched a class-action suit against Fox Rent A Car and Violation Management Services after she returned from a Denver trip to find a $106 charge on her credit card. The amount reflected two $3 tolls and two $50 "service fees." In the lawsuit, Rothrock complained, "The 'service fee' is nothing other than an illegal scam to collect from customers amounts they do not owe. She contended that Fox gave customers no way to pay the tolls without incurring the egregiou...

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