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(NJ.com)   Trucker learns that duct tape cannot fix a traffic ticket   (nj.com) divider line 51
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2012-07-01 09:24:48 PM  
media.nj.com

He went through the trouble of duct taping the plate but didn't bother to put more than one piece which didn't even cover all the numbers? I can't decide if this is stupid, lazy, or both.
 
2012-07-01 09:44:11 PM  

" The cash toll for six-axle vehicles, including tractor trailers, is $78 at all times. "

I'm not that familiar with NYC but if he really wanted to avoid the George Washington Bridge toll, isn't there a cheaper alternative route?

 
2012-07-01 09:44:18 PM  

miss diminutive: [media.nj.com image 380x213]

He went through the trouble of duct taping the plate but didn't bother to put more than one piece which didn't even cover all the numbers? I can't decide if this is stupid, lazy, or both.


Had he not been seen actually putting it on, and later caught, he could claim it got there accidentally somehow. Two horizontal rows smoothly applied, not so much.
 
2012-07-01 09:49:50 PM  
www.ptipackaging.com
 
2012-07-01 10:12:03 PM  
Misspelled Pittsburgh, CA
 
2012-07-01 10:13:34 PM  
Crap. Now I see how they misspelled it! Damn auto correct.

It's Pittsburg, CA
 
2012-07-01 10:23:21 PM  

miss diminutive: [media.nj.com image 380x213]

He went through the trouble of duct taping the plate but didn't bother to put more than one piece which didn't even cover all the numbers? I can't decide if this is stupid, lazy, or both.


Well, that would be illegal!
 
Nib
2012-07-01 10:25:45 PM  
VP6646
 
2012-07-01 10:26:49 PM  

skinink: " The cash toll for six-axle vehicles, including tractor trailers, is $78 at all times. "I'm not that familiar with NYC but if he really wanted to avoid the George Washington Bridge toll, isn't there a cheaper alternative route?


No kidding... Most of my family is from CT so we take the Tappan Zee instead and go around. Guess it depends on where he's gotta go though. This was my thought as well.
 
2012-07-01 10:28:56 PM  

Nib: VP66464


Exactly what I was thinking.
 
2012-07-01 10:32:35 PM  

Nib: VP6646


Are you a wizard???
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-01 10:32:43 PM  
If he was delivering to NYC from New Jersey he had to use a Port Authority bridge. Tappan Zee is going to cost more in time and gas than it would save in tolls. Not to mention, driving a truck over the Tappan Zee bridge might break it.

The right solution is a James Bond style gadget that flips the plate up or drops a shield to obscure it. I know somebody who has witnessed one of these in action. The license plate on a nearby car flipped up when the car approached a speed camera.
 
2012-07-01 10:33:40 PM  

haemaker: Crap. Now I see how they misspelled it! Damn auto correct.

It's Pittsburg, CA


Judge not, lest you be judged too!!
i1086.photobucket.com
Thanks for the laugh.
 
2012-07-01 10:36:54 PM  
$78 seriously? don't truckers already pay enough taxes/fees etc.
 
2012-07-01 10:40:01 PM  
I've only driven across that bridge once and that was enough.
 
2012-07-01 10:43:21 PM  

had98c: skinink: " The cash toll for six-axle vehicles, including tractor trailers, is $78 at all times. "I'm not that familiar with NYC but if he really wanted to avoid the George Washington Bridge toll, isn't there a cheaper alternative route?

No kidding... Most of my family is from CT so we take the Tappan Zee instead and go around. Guess it depends on where he's gotta go though. This was my thought as well.


If he's coming in from Philly or AC, it might be a bit more cost-effective to come in through the Outerbridge or Goethals into Staten Island (whichever costs less) and the Verrazano into Brooklyn -- if he doesn't mind driving with his windows closed and no A/C on 440 until he reaches the SIE (if he takes the Outerbridge) and all the potholes on the Gowanus and BQE.

He'd have to take the Manhattan Bridge into Manhattan, though -- the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges have low clearances.

/haven't been to the city in a while
//I'm sure the tolls to get into Staten Island have gone up quite a bit since the last time I was there
///although I doubt the... "distinctive" aroma along that highway between the Outerbridge and the SIE hasn't changed a bit
 
2012-07-01 10:44:43 PM  

miss diminutive: [media.nj.com image 380x213]

He went through the trouble of duct taping the plate but didn't bother to put more than one piece which didn't even cover all the numbers? I can't decide if this is stupid, lazy, or both.


He should've sprayed some mud on the license plate instead of using duct tape. Not that I encourage this kind of stuff but if you decide to cover your license plate, at least make it look borderline legal.
 
2012-07-01 10:46:55 PM  

Ed Finnerty: [www.ptipackaging.com image 208x221]


From the same emergency kit:

joe-ks.com
 
2012-07-01 10:47:28 PM  
A sharpie would've confused them a little longer.
 
2012-07-01 10:52:49 PM  
Aside from the James bond thing, I was thinking of just having a powerful licence plate light that only lights up 1/2 the plate. If the camera compensates to read the light part then the rest of the plate will be too dark to read, if it does not compensate, then the part where the light hits will be over exposed and unreadable.

Maybe they have a system where it takes photos with different exposure values.


He could have at least gone for this for some plausibility:
www.comparestoreprices.co.uk
 
2012-07-01 10:56:03 PM  
License plates uglify your car. NO MORE LICENSE PLATES!
 
2012-07-01 10:59:36 PM  
Between a $80 toll and a the fact that the cop that gave him a ticket makes $140K a year sitting on his ass at a toll booth, this guy is the only one not a crook if you ask me.
 
2012-07-01 11:05:20 PM  

ZAZ: If he was delivering to NYC from New Jersey he had to use a Port Authority bridge. Tappan Zee is going to cost more in time and gas than it would save in tolls. Not to mention, driving a truck over the Tappan Zee bridge might break it.

The right solution is a James Bond style gadget that flips the plate up or drops a shield to obscure it. I know somebody who has witnessed one of these in action. The license plate on a nearby car flipped up when the car approached a speed camera.


Yeah, sure. I'm sure there's no investigation into cars that are routinely photographed passing speed cameras with the license plate obscured. What a genius way to get out of tickets!
 
2012-07-01 11:05:27 PM  

haemaker: Crap. Now I see how they misspelled it! Damn auto correct.

It's Pittsburg, CA


Came here to point that out. We don't spell it like those crazies in PA,
 
2012-07-01 11:06:32 PM  

FarkerinMN: $78 seriously? don't truckers already pay enough taxes/fees etc.


User pays.

Because socialising the cost onto the taxpayer is communism and Obama birth certificate or something.
 
2012-07-01 11:09:21 PM  
I remember back when I was in high school, my friends and I would drive over the GWB into Spanish Harlem to buy weed .. the toll was $2.
 
2012-07-01 11:17:52 PM  
This is an incredibly detailed story about some guy running a toll. I think the word-count was higher than the MSN account of the supreme court healthcare ruling and I read the whole thing. I don't know why I read the whole thing or even what my point was.
Oh yeah..

Those guys should give Steve Strumpluski a goddamn raise.
 
2012-07-01 11:18:38 PM  
The auto-toll systems here photograph both front and rear plates of vehicle without the RFID pass.
 
2012-07-01 11:25:18 PM  
Kumar and his shipment of fruits and vegetables was allowed to proceed over the bridge after paying the toll and being found not to have any outstanding warrants, Della Fave said.


But why cross the GW bridge? He should have just gone to the White Castle in Cherry Hill.
 
2012-07-01 11:32:59 PM  

King Something: if he doesn't mind driving with his windows closed and no A/C on 440 until he reaches the SIE (if he takes the Outerbridge) and all the potholes on the Gowanus and BQE.



the BQE is an absolute clusterfark now with all the construction going on. It took me almost an hour just to get from the Verrazano to the Kosciuszko Bridge last week. The GW was probably the best option.

For 6 axles:

Verrazano toll is $82 (outbound only)
Outerbridge is $78 (inbound only)
 
2012-07-01 11:34:24 PM  
Putting duct tape on peoples plates like that would really screw them over if they didn't notice.
 
2012-07-01 11:36:10 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Putting duct tape on peoples plates like that would really screw them over if they didn't notice.


If they then drove through the EZ pass lane without a pass, yes.
 
2012-07-01 11:36:18 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-01 11:36:52 PM  
What were you thinking?

www.ket.org
 
2012-07-01 11:47:52 PM  

zzrhardy: FarkerinMN: $78 seriously? don't truckers already pay enough taxes/fees etc.

User pays.

Because socialising the cost onto the taxpayer is communism and Obama birth certificate or something.


that argument would work if the roads were actually maintained with the money. Keep in mind the average truck driver already pays about $20-30k per year in fuel tax alone (which is supposed to go towards road maintenance) in addition to all the other random taxes they pay. i'm all for a user pays system but what you pay should actually go towards what you paid it for.
 
2012-07-02 12:28:15 AM  

Nib: VP6646


BR 549
 
2012-07-02 12:30:45 AM  
Harold unavailable for comment?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-02 12:45:17 AM  
Last time I went south, I went through New Jersey because it's "shorter," and I wanted to save time and money. It was such a miserable experience that on the way back I took a different route. Turns out it's faster, cheaper, and much more enjoyable to go *around* New Jersey. I'll remember that from now on.
 
2012-07-02 12:49:22 AM  

ShoeKing: Between a $80 toll and a the fact that the cop that gave him a ticket makes $140K a year sitting on his ass at a toll booth, this guy is the only one not a crook if you ask me.


Good thing no one's asking you, I guess.

Say, have you priced bridges lately? Turns out they're really expensive to build and maintain. Who do you propose should pay for that, and how?
 
2012-07-02 12:56:35 AM  

FarkerinMN: zzrhardy: FarkerinMN: $78 seriously? don't truckers already pay enough taxes/fees etc.

User pays.

Because socialising the cost onto the taxpayer is communism and Obama birth certificate or something.

that argument would work if the roads were actually maintained with the money. Keep in mind the average truck driver already pays about $20-30k per year in fuel tax alone (which is supposed to go towards road maintenance) in addition to all the other random taxes they pay. i'm all for a user pays system but what you pay should actually go towards what you paid it for.


Now there's a sound case. Much better than HUUR TOLLZ BAY-UD. Yeah, I don't know how easy it might be to figure out who's paying for what and to what extent. But it's certainly not a viable answer to try to game the system like this, especially this carelessly. And I'm a Tri-Stater, but I also don't have answers for how to do it better. All I can say is that I pay my damn toll, and that's the end of it. If I thought it was an unacceptable burden, I'd find some legal responce.
 
2012-07-02 01:10:39 AM  

Shadowtag: haemaker: Crap. Now I see how they misspelled it! Damn auto correct.

It's Pittsburg, CA

Came here to point that out. We don't spell it like those crazies in PA,


We drop our "H"s west of the Rockies.
 
2012-07-02 01:13:01 AM  
A load like that is going to either Hunts Point market, or anywhere on Long Island. The Crappenzee is NOT toll free for us Big-Trucks.
No smart trucker is or should be paying for the fuel, tolls, or any other load related expense. We wrap those expenses into the charge to the party paying for the shipment.
That's why everything costs so damn much in NY, CT etc. The end user pays for ALL OF IT. from raw materials to finished product on the shelf, You pay for all of the expense when You buy it. I just drive the Truck, I'm not paying the toll out of my pocket until I buy stuff for me as a finished product.
Dumb Dumb from CA, where they know better than to copy the Better Burgh, was trying to steal from everyone that would buy the food on his truck. So, I'm glad stupid got caught.
Also, he should have got that done back at the Lombardi Travel Plaza, or the Rest stop in NJ at the 7 yardstick(mile marker).
 
2012-07-02 01:37:43 AM  
Would really bright wide angle IR LEDs around the license plate be enough to obscure it from cameras?

Like this guys hat.

hackedgadgets.com
 
2012-07-02 03:40:47 AM  
$78? Jesus! I thought $5 was too damn expensive in GTA IV
 
2012-07-02 08:50:21 AM  
Around here, lots of people either scrub their plates with abrasive cleaners or encourage them to rust - presumably to beat the toll booth cameras. If I was a cop, I'd make it my mission to fine them. If one was involved in a hit and run, an eyewitness report of a blue car with a bleached out plate won't be very helpful.
 
2012-07-02 09:57:54 AM  
He's worried about $78.00? Give it a week, and they'll make it an even 100.00

I'm on your side Trucker, it's 15.00 every time I cross the GWB. It's farking highway robbery.

/lives in NJ, GF in the Bronx.
 
2012-07-02 11:30:51 AM  

stoppit: Around here, lots of people either scrub their plates with abrasive cleaners or encourage them to rust - presumably to beat the toll booth cameras. If I was a cop, I'd make it my mission to fine them. If one was involved in a hit and run, an eyewitness report of a blue car with a bleached out plate won't be very helpful.


A) New York is a "two plate state", meaning you'll have to do both the front and rear plate if your car is registered in NY

B)Yes the cops will break your balls and ticket you hear for any little nuance about your plate, including custom lightening around the plate, and if you put a plastic cover over your plate. They are not only worried about the toll beaters, but also about the red light cameras and the
PlateScanners that the cop cars have here.

The government has to have its revenue.
 
2012-07-02 11:42:42 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: ShoeKing: Between a $80 toll and a the fact that the cop that gave him a ticket makes $140K a year sitting on his ass at a toll booth, this guy is the only one not a crook if you ask me.

Good thing no one's asking you, I guess.

Say, have you priced bridges lately? Turns out they're really expensive to build and maintain. Who do you propose should pay for that, and how?


Tolls for that bridge are to pay for the new World Trade Center, not the bridge.
 
2012-07-02 12:12:40 PM  
t0.gstatic.com

But duct tape CAN keep a ticket from sending you to a road outside of Gallup, NM.
 
2012-07-02 12:21:51 PM  
Sylvia_Bandersnatch: ShoeKing: Between a $80 toll and a the fact that the cop that gave him a ticket makes $140K a year sitting on his ass at a toll booth, this guy is the only one not a crook if you ask me.

Good thing no one's asking you, I guess.

Say, have you priced bridges lately? Turns out they're really expensive to build and maintain. Who do you propose should pay for that, and how?

Tolls for that bridge are to pay for the new World Trade Center, not the bridge.


Thank you! Finally someone who knows.

I saw an article that said the Tappan Zee bridge cost 5-6 million to build in 1955 BUT it will cost between 5-8 BILLION to build another. Granted I know there is inflation and all that, but has there been so much that it's 100x more to make it now? I'm pretty sure people aren't making 100 times what they did in the 50's.

/over inflating prices are what makes this coontry crap.
 
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