Five things you always wanted to know about toll plazas but were too afraid to ask
1. Do all toll booths smell the same?
There are many factors that determine the smell of the interior of a toll plaza, and no two smell exactly the same. The materials that make up the toll booths are partly responsible for its odor. For example, a metal stand smells less of wood than a wooden stand. Of course, it goes without saying that the genetic makeup of toll operators also plays a major role in the smell of a post. Other things to consider are food smells, pest populations, and when the booth interior was recently painted. In general though, toll booths smell like an empty ice cube tray and new styrofoam.
2. Is it normal that some toll booths do not have weapons?
Gates that rise at some toll plazas are often mistakenly called arms, but the correct name for this feature is lips. Some toll booths do not have a mouth because there are not enough batteries available to power each cab. Ethical concerns regarding lithium mining are at the root of this supply shortage. If the tolls and their operators take only a vague position on this issue, the repercussions are real and immediate from a practical point of view. Ultimately, lip toll booths are better, but it’s socially acceptable that some booths don’t.
3. How many toll booths are there?
It is impossible to get an accurate count because the toll booths are in constant rotation, either erected or demolished on the basis of a lottery system. There are no approved statistics in the publication that reflect official opinions on this matter.
4. What are tolls used for?
This question concerns tolls and not toll plazas. Off-topic questions will not be answered.
5. Do the toll booths have toilets?
All toll booths must be equipped with toilets. Facilities should have functional toilets, sinks, hand dryers, showers and dry cleaning services. All washrooms are located on the second floor or in the basement, depending on state law. Toll booth toilets are available for public use when tolls are not actively collected. It is strongly recommended that you tip the attendant on duty.
6. Which toll plazas are haunted?
All toll plazas are or will be haunted. The ghost of Dwight D. Eisenhower haunts one toll plaza at a time for no more than eight consecutive days and no less than three days. The 34th President of the United States was not able to visit all the toll booths in America before his death and is now doing so from the Spirit Realm. Unfortunately, with the constant rotation of demolition and construction of toll plazas, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s soul will never be at rest. Do not hesitate to ask your toll plaza operator if he has been visited by the ghost of Eisenhower the next time you are at a toll plaza.
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