Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
As indicated in other posts Florida sets fees by the number of axles. So, a motorcycle pays the same as a car or light truck. What used to piss me off was getting charged 50% more than a car when I was running the Gold Wing with the side car back and forth to work on the turnpike. Since the side car wheel was not aligned with the bike's rear wheel the imbeded sensors would count 3 axels which added the extra 50% to the fee. That meant that I was being charged the same as a three axel dump truck that probably weighed 30,000 to 40,000 pounds. My solution was to pull up next to the toll taker, pop the trans into neutral, sit in the seat with my arms crossed and say "NO WAY"! During the morning rush hour traffic would start to back up real fast. After a short arugment the toll taker would get on the phone and call the supervisor who would tell her to let me go with the 2 axel rate! After about two weeks of that behavoir they did something to the sensors that allowed me to pass with the 2 axel rate. It's nice to win one occassionally!!
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed
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