The poor woman who needs special health care in the video above is getting hammered each and every month at the greedy corporate toll booth. Fortunately, I seldom have to drive on a toll road. I feel sorry for poor motorists who have to use it often. The last time I made a round trip to/from OKC/Lawton on I-44 it was about $8.50 if memory serves me correctly. My car is a little Toyota Corolla weighing about 2,000 pounds. They charge by the number of vehicle axles. I have to pay the same toll as somebody with a big two-axle truck or something like a Chevy Suburban that is two to three times as heavy as my dinky econobox. I had the inconvenience of stopping at four separate toll booths to make that 95-mile round trip to boot. To be fair, how much does it really cost to maintain that I-44 for the round trip my econobox made? Did my little car actually do $8.50 in highway wear in late 2019 to the highway to justify the toll rates? Does a big Ford Excursion even do nearly that much in road maintenance cost for wear damage? Somebody is certainly smiling all the way to the bank on this shady deal.
I would not mind paying another $25 a year on car DMV renewal to get rid of these tolls altogether. Many states maintain roads through vehicle registration fees. I-44 is not even private anyway.
Oklahoma doesn't need any more highway routes constructed than there already are. Motorists are getting hammered at toll booths for unnecessary goods. It's like a scandalous mechanic who fixes something on your car that isn't broken and charges you an arm and a leg for it.