Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    9:35 PM

GasBuddy News Article

39
votes
The Simple Way Thousands Are Cheating California Tolls

THE BLAZE -- Technically, these cardboard license plates don’t have official information, serving more as advertisements for the dealer. But KTVU-TV reports this is exactly what some people in the San Francisco Bay area are looking for.

“It’s just advertisement for the dealership, so that’s why I didn’t understand what would they want with that. What’s the benefit of having that? ” Turner told the local news station. “So when I started asking around, some people said ‘Man, they might be doing robberies. They might be going over the bridge for free."

Looking into this latter possibility, KTVU learned from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission that up to 100,000 vehicles each month cross toll bridges in the Bay Area without a proper license plate. These “no-plate” violators would have...(VIDEO)


Read the Full Article

Submitted Nov 01, 2013 By: NOTSOGRN
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: The Simple Way Thousands Are Cheating California Tolls Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
Alaydown
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:6,946
Points:1,160,150
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 1:26:19 PM

beachnut, Higher taxes on the wealthy do little to reduce high tolls/taxes. California is a prime example of that. We have the highest tax rates across the board with ever increasing fees and now tolls. The state's economy would do much better by reducing taxes and reducing the budget. Unfortunately the majority party in Sacramento continues to tax and spend. Many wealthier taxpayers and many businesses have left this state to more business friendly states.
Profile Pic
beachnut
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:17,364
Points:3,451,610
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 12:31:38 PM

Reading lots of posts about high tolls/taxes. When will lawmakers realize higher taxes for the wealthy in this society will help lower some of those fees and help stop these things from happening?

Average budget for which incomes are not keeping up with expenses, can be stretched just so far!
Profile Pic
zuess28
Champion Author Allentown

Posts:1,602
Points:343,700
Joined:Mar 2013
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 8:42:31 AM

Now that we broad cast this,this will happen in other states where there is EZ pass lanes Toll roads want to get rid of working people and go with computer systems,GOOD LUCK with that idiots.
Profile Pic
TruthMatters
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:3,626
Points:1,099,385
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 7:40:00 AM

There only so many of these temporary cards to go around. Wonder if a stolen card ever got stolen again by another enterprising (aka cheap) toll cheat!
Profile Pic
lorimarie36
Champion Author New York

Posts:1,226
Points:269,235
Joined:Sep 2013
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 6:34:49 AM

So, does this mean a rise in gas prices to make up for lost revenue?
Profile Pic
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:58,686
Points:3,021,470
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:40:04 AM

lower the toll and collect more
Profile Pic
52MPG
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:10,007
Points:2,389,225
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 1:11:46 AM

Not worth the risk.
Profile Pic
wz
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:5,199
Points:1,925,070
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 12:41:50 AM

When the taxes or fees are too high, people will do risky things to keep from paying them.
Profile Pic
drobbbb
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:5,984
Points:1,441,675
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 11:29:12 PM

as mush as states need money, the correction should be swift
Profile Pic
LongPlay
Champion Author Albuquerque

Posts:6,653
Points:1,838,330
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 10:44:34 PM

They need to modify the temporary plates so that they can be traced!
Profile Pic
Rajah
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:9,187
Points:2,848,240
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 10:43:16 PM

Here, the temporary plates have a different identifying number on each one.
Profile Pic
WIWalt
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:4,372
Points:1,057,590
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 9:00:56 PM

Pull over cars with temp plates on confiscate plates,driver needs to show proof of purchase & date, if none, issue ticket for no plate.

If people cannot afford tolls move to different state without tolls problem solved

[Edited by: WIWalt at 11/1/2013 9:03:47 PM EST]
Profile Pic
1Casey
Champion Author Albany

Posts:9,047
Points:2,321,535
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:57:17 PM

officer is charge is slacking
Profile Pic
MDTDriver
Champion Author California

Posts:11,760
Points:2,781,360
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:56:33 PM

I never use toll roads it saves me a lot of money.
Profile Pic
mabrams184
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:3,924
Points:1,142,420
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:54:02 PM

When you are taxed as heavily as people in California,you try everything you can to save some money.
Profile Pic
gass12
Champion Author Omaha

Posts:11,013
Points:2,945,285
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:53:54 PM

There is a trick in every trade.
Profile Pic
Medic55
Champion Author Columbia

Posts:2,880
Points:1,493,125
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:52:22 PM

OK.
Profile Pic
KhelbenArunson
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:7,145
Points:1,352,925
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:49:05 PM

ok
Profile Pic
ESCORT6768
Champion Author Iowa

Posts:2,080
Points:813,845
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:48:35 PM

Amazing what people will do.
Profile Pic
weenerdog
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:10,648
Points:2,449,740
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:43:17 PM

goodness
Profile Pic
paulydel
Champion Author Delaware

Posts:11,438
Points:1,296,940
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:36:19 PM

The police should be stopping these people because state lawa require you to display that states tag. anything else would be a ficticious tag.
Profile Pic
fedupMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:5,353
Points:1,113,665
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:26:54 PM

Don't live there.... Don't care.
Profile Pic
mplato
Champion Author Columbia

Posts:10,736
Points:2,429,670
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:26:45 PM

and why bother
Profile Pic
dunedate
Champion Author California

Posts:1,438
Points:175,865
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:24:53 PM

yeah
Profile Pic
soups5
Champion Author Victoria

Posts:2,582
Points:1,185,555
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:24:32 PM

no more taxes
Profile Pic
driver61OR
Rookie Author Oregon

Posts:90
Points:4,530
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:24:21 PM

Ok, gasmeup52, I'll let you stop them and write the tickets during rush hour traffic on ALL of the toll bridges in the SF Bay Area. Result, extemely backed-up traffic and lotsa road rage. Drive in it sometime during that madhouse, you have NO ldea just how bad the traffic is there. It begins on I-80,by Vacaville, and doesn't end until your halfway down the Peninsula, beyond Santa Clara, or the East Bay, beyond Fremont and almost into the South Bay Area.

I MAY not have been down there in about 15 years but, know enough just how bad the traffic is during that time of day.
Profile Pic
livedream
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:6,624
Points:1,400,145
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:24:19 PM

They must be rebelling against already too high taxes and gas prices. Maybe cheating the tolls is one small form of relief.
No, it's not right. But it is one indication of the level of frustration there.

The whole transportation system in California needs help.
Just look at the Heat Price Map on this site --
California is ALWAYS bright red, routinely paying the highest gas prices in the country.
Profile Pic
blitzntj
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:6,381
Points:1,328,680
Joined:Dec 2007
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:22:21 PM

Tolls are double taxation...let it be
Profile Pic
dollarwatcher
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:9,932
Points:2,000,000
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:20:30 PM

A TOLL BRIDGE? Really?
Profile Pic
Noewal
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:1,829
Points:455,280
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:20:04 PM

Money grabbing politicians don't need any more money, they need to go on a spending diet.
Profile Pic
CrazyLady2
Champion Author Maine

Posts:37,455
Points:3,125,305
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:12:31 PM

Okay
Profile Pic
Is246
Champion Author Albuquerque

Posts:1,117
Points:804,245
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:04:31 PM

Not good.
Profile Pic
Samo1961
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:3,683
Points:1,250,015
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:03:53 PM

Good, I hope more people will do it!!
Profile Pic
gasmeup52
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:3,387
Points:1,300,500
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:03:53 PM

Stop them and issue a ticket. Problem solved. Your welcome.
Profile Pic
eye-spy
Champion Author Quebec

Posts:7,326
Points:3,064,120
Joined:Feb 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:03:30 PM

I agree with 'SovietSunrise"
Profile Pic
TravellinTom
Champion Author New York

Posts:2,208
Points:972,020
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:01:44 PM

Seems relatively easy yo solve. Plate readers will alert to an illegal plate and patrols located downstream from the yolks can be alerted and pull them over! Problem solved! Please send me my 5% commission!!!
Profile Pic
alkarn
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:3,757
Points:869,530
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:59:33 PM

Clever.
Profile Pic
bbreff
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:12,569
Points:3,212,855
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:58:59 PM



Send the tickets to the dealer if their name is displayed.
Profile Pic
grt197
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,141
Points:511,130
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:58:22 PM

ok
Profile Pic
filcut
Champion Author Anchorage

Posts:1,350
Points:1,856,880
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:56:52 PM

These cars need to be set free so the drivers can visit the many food banks and spend their food stamps.......come on..... lets be fair
Profile Pic
hcivic
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:6,582
Points:2,908,655
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:51:19 PM

Wow... pretty slick !!!!
Profile Pic
SavALot
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:10,685
Points:2,332,985
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:50:43 PM

Stupid toll roads!
Profile Pic
walkingtall
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:6,615
Points:1,754,630
Joined:Nov 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:47:05 PM

The simple way thousands are cheating California tolls and technically,these cardboard license plates don't have information,serving more as advertisements for the dealer.
Profile Pic
SovietSunrise
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:9,336
Points:1,441,745
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:43:40 PM

This is why you shouldn't have ANY toll roads. All roads should be free and maintained via fuel and electricity taxes!
Profile Pic
SpankyMI
Champion Author Kalamazoo

Posts:4,979
Points:1,356,980
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:43:37 PM

They are just passing through! On the way to something better.
Profile Pic
red5529
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:6,803
Points:2,097,540
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:42:58 PM

Put some boots on the ground and pick them up.
Profile Pic
loboso
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:1,707
Points:425,455
Joined:Sep 2013
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:42:37 PM

i'd say hard labor breaking big rocks into small ones
Profile Pic
swrestler
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:8,870
Points:2,219,890
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:40:59 PM

Somrbody Is Always Trying To Get By The System...
Profile Pic
mickealo
Champion Author Spokane

Posts:8,732
Points:2,741,940
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:38:09 PM

well some are always trying to cheat and get away with it for a while get the cops to pull them over for no plates and give them a big fine or toss them in jail and it will stop
Profile Pic
carefrey
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:8,127
Points:1,788,070
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 7:37:26 PM

Well at $6 a toll that adds up very quick! no wonder California is going broke..
Post a reply Back to Topics