To Whom It May Concern at the Illinois Department of Transportation:
We are driving cross country from San Diego, California to Toronto, Canada with our three-year-old triplets and one-year old baby. We're currently on I-80 east and just crossed over to Gary, Indiana.
My husband, who did not have a sufficient amount of coffee this morning and is suffering the effects of a 2,235-mile road trip with four children under the age of four (and a wife/copilot who was on a conference call), did not realize that he was supposed to be in the right lane to pay a $0.60 toll and was instead, in the far left lane with the cars who have Fast Passes.
If Illinois is anything like California, I suspect that there are cameras to take photos of cars that do not pay tolls - and the drivers will be sent an invoice in the mail to cover the cost of the toll, shipping and handling and postage. Usually the bill for missing a toll is around $40.00.
If you could please respond to this e-mail with an address where I can send $0.60, my husband will be forever grateful.