Maybe I got it wrong when I concluded that car rental companies are just trying to help customers by offering "optional" toll payment services with their cars.
It cost me $27.10 in tolls and fees to make the round trip between the Orlando airport and my home in Winter Springs, Fla., in a rental car last month.
Think of it as an invisible road hazard.
Here's a question about a possible scam from reader Candice Sabatini. She's noticed that an increasing number of toll roads and bridges no longer have toll booths -- you either carry a transponder or pay a fine.
As far as surprises go, the one Michael Benson encountered on his drive from Breezewood, Pa., to the Ohio border was small but annoying: an extra $3.90 charged by the Pennsylvania Turnpike. But what followed was anything but small. When he tried to find out about the mystery toll, he was given the runaround by Turnpike authorities.