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standardized language around toll road attribute and added the clause that toll free restrictions are generally on all segments
{{Mbox|type=critical|text=Do not cut, merge or disconnect any segment of a toll road, whether it is marked or not, without consulting a state manager in your state, preferably someone with access to the [http://tolls.waze.com toll tool]. Doing so may break a toll price file. See [[#Prices|the prices section]] for further details.}}
[[File:tollicon.png|right]]Waze has the ability to mark toll facilities, in order to provide better routing, pricing and other information to users. In addition to traditional toll roads, facilities that may be marked as toll include [[Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes#HOT|HOT lanes]], [[Overpasses, Underpasses and Bridges|tunnels, bridges]], [[ferries]], and roads through (but not merely into) areas that require an entrance fee. Depending on the facility, this can be done by simply marking a whole segment as a with the [[Partial restrictions#Toll attribute check box|toll roadattribute]], or by creating a toll-free [[Partial restrictions#Toll by default (toll free designation)|toll free partial restriction]]. For either method used, the effects are identical when a user's route traverses a qualifying toll road segment.
== Navigation ==
=== Fully tolled ===
[[File:Tollroad.png|thumb|Toll roads Roads with the toll road attribute show a cyan line at zoom 5 or closer. Marking the checkbox puts When they are selected, a note in the left panel to say says, "This is a toll road."]]To represent a fully tolled road in the editor, click the Add restrictions button and check the Toll road checkbox. This enables the toll road attributefor both directions of the road.
The choice of which segments to mark as with the toll road attribute can be made according to one of two methods. Note that within a certain area, these methods should not be mixed, because improper routing may result.
==== Only collection points ====
[[File:Tollgantry.png|right]]Under this method, only a segment (entrance/exit/highway) that actually '''traverses a collection point''', such as a tollbooth, recording gantry, transponder reader or ticket dispenser, is marked as has the tollroad attribute enabled. This means that all paths use a single toll segment per collection point, and they are only assessed with a single penalty, whether "avoid toll roads" is on or off. This may mean that only a single segment is marked as has the tollroad attribute, or if there are parallel segments going through the collection point (e.g. multiple entrance or exit ramps, cash and pass lanes), a single segment of each path is marked as has the tollroad attribute. This method works well for users who have the "avoid toll roads" option enabled, but they want to or must use a toll road. '''It is the preferred method for most of the US.'''
There are a few benefits of this method, as opposed to marking every segment of a toll road.
==== All segments ====
[[File:Tollsign.png|right]]In some regions the leadership may choose to mark enable the toll road attribute on all segments of a toll road as toll. This works well for users who do not have the "avoid toll roads" option enabled, and multiple options exist with toll collection points spaced closely together. The routing server assesses the same penalty for traveling on any toll road in the area, because one transition onto a toll road exists for any option, and the user can decide on whichever price they are willing to pay. If this method is used, it's best to mark ramps between toll facilities as with the toll roads alsoroad attribute, so that an extra transition penalty isn't applied for users who aren't looking to avoid tolls.
=== Partially tolled ===
[[File:Tollfree.png|thumb|Roads with toll free restrictions show a cyan line, at zoom 5 or closer, on top of the gold partial restriction stripes. A toll free restriction disables the Toll road checkbox, since they would conflict otherwise.]]Partially tolled roads are represented in the editor with toll free restrictions, which are generally added to all segments. For example, if a road collects a toll from all vehicles except for electric vehicles, a toll-free restriction may be added to specify that electric vehicles are toll-free. If the electric vehicle type is selected in the client, this road will treated like any other free road. If any other vehicle type is selected in the app, this road will be treated like any other toll road. The [[partial restrictions]] page explains in great detail how to add these restrictions.
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