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I Got a Ticket?!

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Some times, the day just starts out wrong.  Today was one of those days.  When Chris came back in with the mail this morning, she handed me a letter from the 91 Express Lanes, the agency that runs the toll portion of State Route 91 between Riverside and Orange counties.  Inside was a notice that I had been cited for riding my motorcycle in the express lanes last Saturday night, just before 10 PM.

Now, to my certain knowledge, I haven’t been on State Route 91 at any time since I moved to San Diego county in 1999.  And even if I had, motorcycles get to travel free in the 3+ express lanes at all times except the eastbound side during the afternoon drive time on weekdays.

Not that it matters.  Last Saturday night, my chick and I were watching Season 2 of Lost on my XBox through Netflix.  I didn’t even take my bike out of the garage on Saturday.

So, now, I have to write a letter and mail it to them, requesting a review.  And if they still say I owe them for the violation, I have to pay the ticket and a deposit to get a second administrative review.  And if that still comes out against me, I have to file an appeal in Superior Court–along with another deposit–and get a court date.

How does a motorcycle even get a ticket for using the express lanes at 10PM on a saturday?  It’s toll-free for motorcycles!

So now I have to deal with these idiots for the next two months.

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2 Responses to I Got a Ticket?!

  • unfortunately dude, being on teh fast track will still get u a ticket and contrary to belief… if ur on it.. no matter who u are.. u will still get cited if u dont have ur pass. the trick is to inbetween the lanes or the lane markings… then the sensor will not pick up on u… sorry bud

    • Um, did you miss the part where I wrote that I haven’t actually been on the 91 for over 10 years? ‘Cause that would seem to be kind of important.

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