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Top 5 Horror Movie Cars

What would you do if your car came to life? Check out five vintage horror movie cars that will make you want to hit the gas pedal as fast as you can this Halloween.
 

  1. Maximum Overdrive (1986) The Green Goblin
    What’s scarier than a possessed semi? A possessed semi brought to life by a rogue comet. With a goblin face, glowing yellow eyes and hidden Jack-in-the-box toys, it doesn’t get much creepier than the Green Goblin Truck.
  2. Christine (1983) – Christine
    Adapted from Steven King’s book of the same name, Christine is a jealous, possessive car with an evil streak. Known for committing murders around town, she is not the car you want behind you during rush hour.
  3. Duel (1971) – Tanker Truck
    Steven Spielberg’s first full-length directional debut is the ultimate road rage movie, featuring a truck driver stalking a terrified motorist through remote winding roads in a Peterbilt 281.
  4. Jeepers Creepers (2001) – Creeper’s Truck
    The Creeper uses this boobytrapped 1941 Chevrolet to transport bodies to his very own “House of Pain” in Jeepers Creepers I and III. The license plate “BEATNGU” (“Be Eating You”) only adds to the spook-factor. 
  5. Blood Car (2007) The Blood Car
    When gas prices hit more than $30/gallon, a kindergarten teacher accidentally invents a car engine that runs on a new, less expensive fuel: blood. This one will stick with you next time you fill up your tank.

 

The only thing scarier than a killer car? Toll fines and late fees. Whether you’re trying to outrun a horde of zombies or Creeper’s truck, with Peasy you can stick to the fast lane with or without a transponder. Set up your account today at drivepeasy.com. 

Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Road Trips

Last year, more than 102 million people like you hit the road for year-end travel. Learn how you can make fall break and holiday travel easier, and safer, with Peasy.  

Gift Your Car a Check-up
There’s no reason to be anxious about driving over the river and through the woods when you’re already worried about Grandma’s famous fruitcake. Take a few minutes to run through this quick checklist to make sure your vehicle is ready to go. Before any road trip, it’s always a good idea to: 

  • Test your car battery 
  • Make sure your spare tire and jack are in good condition 
  • Top-off windshield wiper fluid and replace wiper blades as needed 
  • Have roadside assistance phone numbers on hand 

Keep an Eye on the Weather
Winter weather can change in a flash and you never want to be caught by surprise. Checking your go-to app or website when you stop will help you stay ahead of storms and give you time to prepare. If your route will bring you through colder climates, it’s a good idea to keep a set of tire chains and a few warm blankets in the trunk–just in case. 

Always Stay Alert
It’s important to be ready for whatever the road might have in store. While energy drinks or fancy coffees might seem like a great choice, a stash of healthy snacks and drinks will give you sustained energy without the crash or jitters. Set-up a buddy system to ensure the driver isn’t the only awake person in the car, and always feel free to stop for a quick nap as needed. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Take the Scenic Route!
Point A to Point B might get you where you need to go, but it doesn’t leave much time for fun. Schedule breaks along the way to get out of the car, stretch your legs, and see the sights. Picnic at a scenic overlook or take a half-day to explore a national park. Enjoy the journey and feel free to take time to explore along the way.

Holiday travel is taxing enough without the added stress of toll expenses and bills. This year, free up time to focus on what’s important with Peasy, the tolling solution you set and forget. Subscribe today at drivepeasy.com. 

3 Best Road Trips to Watch the Leaves Change

There’s no better way to catch the leaves changing this Fall than with a good ol’ fashioned road trip. Discover a few highways and byways you need to see to believe this season:  

State Route 260 Arizona
Located on the Arizona-New Mexico border, the White Mountains come alive in Autumn thanks to an elevation of more than 11,000 ft. and a colorful mix of pine, spruce, and aspen. Travel along the scenic State Route 260 starting in Pinetop-Lakeside for some of the best Fall color in the Southwest. If you have the time, take a detour on FR 117 towards the fire lookout on Greens Peak to get a bird’s eye view. 

Illinois River RoadIllinois
One of the Midwest’s most scenic road trips starts within easy driving distance of Chicago. Starved Rock State Park is just the beginning; follow along the Illinois River to Havana before looping back and passing through Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area. With black and white oak trees, red cedar, and waterfalls galore, Matthiessen State Park is the perfect final stop. Your stomach will thank you for building time into your schedule to stop at the farm stands, craft markets, and orchards along the route 

Old King’s Highway Massachusetts
Stretching from Chatham to Provincetown, the Cape Cod National Seashore boasts some of the best leafpeeping in Massachusetts. Follow Route 6A, known as Old King’s Highway, along the coast for an introduction to everything New England has to offer in the Fall, including colorful maple and aspen trees, cranberry bogs, and some of the most picturesque villages in the country. 

As you are going to and from (and even along) these routes, you will run likely into more than a few tolls. Focus on the fun with a tolling solution that you can set and forget. With Peasy, you don’t even need a transponder. Set up your account today at drivepeasy.com. 

Learn How to Beat Back to School Traffic

If you’ve ever had to drop a kiddo off at school, you know the challenges back to school traffic brings. Discover how you can make your morning and afternoon commute to and from school easier.

Share the Road
Whether you’re headed to preschool, an elementary school, middle or high school, you are more than likely sharing the road with bikers, pedestrians, other parents, school buses and maybe even student drivers. Before you start your car, be sure to eliminate any distractions – and yes, that includes turning your beloved cell phone to silent. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when driving, especially when you’re sharing the road in a school zone.

Understand Drop-Off Procedures
Most schools have specific drop-off procedures for parents, guardians and drivers to abide by during the school year. These are generally set in place for the safety of the students. For any school zone, you should always: 1. avoid unloading or loading children into your vehicle across the street from the school and 2. avoid double parking, as it blocks visibility for other children and nearby vehicles. Carpooling is a great way to limit the number of vehicles in the drop-off zone as well! Speak to the parents of your children’s friends to see if they would be interested in joining a carpool.

Get There Faster
With Peasy Tolling, you can stay alert as you drive while getting there faster. How? Peasy lets you drive in the fast lane, every time, eliminating the need for you to stop, collect change or find your card and pay at the tolls. Reduce your worries and focus on the road ahead when you download Peasy for free!

Learn the Roads in Your New Town

Moving to a new city is an exciting time in your life. From exploring new environments to meeting new friends, there are countless reasons to discover your new city by car. Use these tips to prepare for driving in an unfamiliar city.

Embrace Getting Lost

Driving in any city presents an interesting set of challenges, including maneuvering bumper-to-bumper traffic, figuring out where the nearest gas station is and understanding how cautious (or lack there-of) pedestrians and other drivers are of your vehicle. When you get to your new city, take a day or two to embrace the wrong turns and detours. Drive around just for the fun of it, learn your neighborhood and discover local landmarks, like bridges and buildings, that will help you better understand your new environment.

Be Aware of Unfamiliar Road Signs

While you’re discovering your new city, you may come across unusual driving activity or maybe even a road sign you only saw on your driving test way-back-when. These could be fog, black ice or flood zone warnings. Take note of the signs in your neighborhood and learn what it means for you as a driver.

Eliminate Distractions

It’s important to be as alert as possible when driving on unfamiliar roads or highways, even if you aren’t planning on staying long. Peasy makes every drive easier with our worry-free, multi-state tolling solution. All you’ll need to do is snap a photo of your license plate, add your credit card and you’re good to go. Focus on the road in front of you when you download Peasy for free.

Managing Your Fleet is Easy with Peasy

Managing a business isn’t easy. Learn how Peasy makes it easier for small business owners to manage their fleet’s complex operations:

Manage All of Your Vehicles

You may be asking yourself “Why can’t I manage all of my toll fees in one, simple place?” A few years ago, we were asking ourselves the same question. Now, tolling is easy – thanks to Peasy. Our innovative approach to tolling puts you in the fast lane with a pay-as-you-go solution that doesn’t require new hardware. Working with or without a transponder, Peasy lets fleet owners manage multiple vehicles and add new vehicles with ease, all in one easy-to-use online portal.

One Easy Place

Your drivers want to use their time efficiently and effectively, making toll roads a great option when it comes from getting from Point A to Point B. But when a form of payment is not established in your fleet, a number of problems can arise:

  • Unpaid tolls can quickly turn into fines and/or violations.
  • A simple $3 toll left unpaid can cost $100’s.
  • When you don’t have an integrative toll tracking system, you can’t link toll transactions to your drivers.

Not only can you manage all of your vehicles in Peasy, but our integrative toll technology helps track tolling expenses and bills, eliminating fines, late penalties and having to pay by mail. Peasy also lets you accurately capture the cost of tolls in order to recoup and/or pass on charges. As more and more toll roads and lanes come into service, Peasy’s digital documentation lets you keep track of tolling receipts for each vehicle in one, easy-to-access portal.

Increase Efficiency and Safety

Your team deserves to live life in the fast lane. Save your fleet time on the road so they can spend more time with clients, all while keeping your fleet in compliance with tolls. Thanks to Peasy’s automated toll road solution, you can increase the efficiency of your fleet all while keeping your drivers safe with our hands-free tolling solution.

Get your business on the right path when you subscribe your vehicles to Peasy, the simplest way to toll.

6 Driving Jokes Only a Dad Could Love

Road travel makes summer vacation fun, easy and affordable. All you need to do is pick up your keys and go – no destination in mind. In between landmarks and destinations, add some fun to your road trip with these hilarious travel jokes that only a dad could love.

What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? “Where on Earth have you been?!”

What’s worse than raining cats and dogs? Hailing Taxi.

I WRITE ALL MY JOKES IN CAPITALS. THIS ONE WAS WRITTEN IN PARIS.

I like when flies won’t leave my car on long road trips. Have fun moving to Kansas, tiny bug.

What goes through towns, up hills, and down hills but never moves? The road!

We are all time travelers moving at the speed of exactly 60 minutes per hour.

With jokes like these, you’ll smile, laugh and roll your eyes all the way to your summer destination. Peasy is a tolling solution that gives you worry-free access to speedy toll lanes. You never have to pay with cash or deal with a late penalty again when you register one or more vehicles on your Peasy account.

The Top 3 Motorcycle Tours in the United States

There is no better view than the one you get from behind the handlebars of your motorcycle. Motorcycle touring is a growing pastime and that means that more and more popular routes are being discovered. While there are incredible tours found across the country, these are three of our favorites.

Pacific Coast Highway – Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara, California

The Bixby Creek Bridge is one of several iconic spots along this world-famous ride

It’s a classic, maybe THE classic, and that’s for a reason. The California coastline is a matchless beauty and a reliably fair-weather cruise. While the 300-mile stretch between the Bay Area and Santa Barbara get the most attention, adding a few days to the trip and traveling the entire coastal highway from the Oregon border to Mexico is a week long adventure you’ll never forget.

 

 

 

Going to the Sun Road – Glacier National Park Montana

High elevation mountain views in Montana’s premier alpine highway

The road is covered in snow most of the year. But every summer, the frozen road melts away to reveal one of the most picturesque alpine rides in the world. The 50-miles of twisting, turning, climbing and descending highway spans the park moving from east to west and reaches an elevation of nearly 7,000 feet above sea level.

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway – Virginia and North Carolina

Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Autumn touring doesn’t get any better than this. Rolling hills and mountains are blanketed in deciduous and evergreen trees, which ignite in golden splendor every fall season. While the Parkway runs nearly 500 mils in length but can be broken up into several days to allow time for taking in the scenery and stopping at every viewpoint.

 

 

 

As you are going to and from (and even along) these routes, you will run likely into more than a few tolls. Keep your rides worry-free by setting up your bike with a tolling solution that you can set and forget. With Peasy, you don’t even need a transponder. Set up your account today at drivepeasy.com.

Summer Road Trip Tips and Tricks

Summer is made for great adventures. Kick off the summer travel season and make your trip go smoother with these road trip tips and tricks.

Clean Your Car Before You Go

There’s nothing worse than coming home from a road trip and having to deep clean your car. Before you leave, go ahead and take out those gum wrappers tucked in between your seat, vacuum up the crumbs on the floor and give your vehicle a good wash. This way, you’ll feel clean on your trip and won’t have much to clean up once you get back home.

Anticipate Trouble

Expect the best, but always plan for the worst. Avoid unexpected delays in your trip by listening to traffic reports before you leave and avoid beginning your trip during heavy rush hours. You will also want to plan ahead for weather delays, like dust storms in the Southwest and rain in the Northeast.

Check Your Vehicle Out

If you’re leaving for a road trip, you’re definitely going to want to have a mechanic check your car’s air conditioning, brakes, tire pressure and fluid levels before you leave. To be safe, you should also plan on packing extra jumper cables and wiper fluid, as well as ensuring your spare tire is fully inflated.

Download Audio Entertainment

Stay alert on the road by downloading audio entertainment before you leave, including music, podcasts and audio books. This will make long drives go by quickly and will keep you entertained along the way. Travel tip: many states now have a hand-held cellphone ban in place for drivers. Always be sure to have a passenger change the music or podcasts to be safe.

Plan Out Your Route

Save time on the road by planning out your trip before you go using app-based or online travel planners. This way, you’ll know exactly when you need to stop for gas, how long the trip will take and when toll roads are coming up.

Peasy is a summer staple for summer road trippers. Get to your destination faster and worry-free when you subscribe ‌to Peasy and manage your tolling in one place with no prepaid accounts or risk of late penalties.

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