Skip to comments.Special License Plates Shield Officials From Traffic Tickets(California)
Posted on 04/05/2008 6:56:50 AM PDT by kellynla
It's 1:45 p.m. on a Wednesday in February and a Toyota Camry is driving west on the 91 Express Lanes, for free, for the 470th time.
The electronic transponder on the dashboard used to bill tollway users is inactive. The Camry's owners, airport traffic officer Rudolph Duplessis and his wife, Loretta, have never had a toll road account, officials say.
They've never received a violation notice in the mail, either. Their car is registered as part of a state program which hides their home address on Department of Motor Vehicles records. The agency that operates the tollway does not have legal access to their address.
Their Toyota is one of 996,716 vehicles registered to motorists who are affiliated with 1,800 state and local agencies and who are allowed to shield their addresses under the Confidential Records Program.
An Orange County Register investigation has found that the program, designed 30 years ago to protect police from criminals, has been expanded to cover hundreds of thousands of public employees from police dispatchers to museum guards who face little threat from the public. Their spouses and children can get the plates, too.
This has happened despite warnings from state officials that the safeguard is no longer needed because updated laws have made all DMV information confidential to the public.
(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...
HOV lanes also give police, public transit, and certain other vehicles a “fastlane” bypass to serf-traffic.
Actually the express lanes on the 91 are toll lanes. You get the privilege of paying up to (I’m not sure of the max) $12.00 one way to avoid the congested lanes for 10 miles.
How many wildfires last year were started by homeless immigrant camps?
there are some areas too where lights are deliberately out of phase to encourage use of the “speedy” toll road.
Added idling and congestion don’t help air pollution standards. But then civil engineering doesn’t make cleaner air a factor in designs, despite what they may claim.
"Law enforcement came to me and asked me to sponsor it," said Oropeza, D-Carson.
This year, Assemblyman Sandré Swanson, D-Alameda, is sponsoring a bill that would add some zoo veterinarians, animal control agency workers and humane society shelter workers to the program. After introducing the bill, he added firefighters and code enforcement officers, as well.
____________________________________________________________ Government employees are now able to avoid red light cameras, parking tickets etc.
Government employees are clearly above the law.
Ya think government tyranny is just isolated to Cal? Right.
And yes, the year round great weather is worth a small fortune to me. While you're pulling icicles off your face and trudging through frigid brown snow, I'm golfing.
Perhaps you should pose that question to the founder and owner of FR, California resident Jim Robinson.
I think we should forcibly deport all illegals and their facilitators to the north eastern states. They are, in many ways, already as socialist as California so the move should be welcome. At the same time our economy here would improve dramatically and many of our worst politicians would get to return to the region that spawned them. Then we should build that fence between Ca and the rest of the country.
Yeah, that's the ticket.
More Californians have given their lives fighting in Iraq than any state.
But hey, instead of fighting big gov, that's infected every state in the country, lets give California to Mexico. Good thinking slick.
Glad you ain't here, and I can only hope any other cut and run types like you that are still in California...leave.
Among the top violators on OCTA's list were Dwight and Michell Storay (he's a parole agent with the Department of Corrections), with 622 violations; Lenai and Arnold Carraway (she's an Orange County social worker), with 239 violations and Susie and Mike Stephen (she's a Chino Police Department dispatcher), with 227 violations.
“Well, by all means, let’s publicly shame some of the ‘better-than-thou’ offenders by reproducing their names?”
“Shame?” These clowns don’t have any “shame”...
they don’t even know how to spell it. LOL
I'm waiting for this bucket mouth to respond to 59.
SaaAaaaaY? Isn’t this the old Soviet model? Where there is one set of laws for the proletariat and no laws for the party apparatchiks. Why it’s so progressive that it’s almost maddening.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
oooooooh I would think most file...like everyone who does file though, they just do all they can to pay as little tax as possible...unless they’re planning to run for POTUS. LOL
But with only half of Americans paying federal income taxes, I am for eliminating the federal income tax and the I.R.S. and replacing it with a national sales tax.
The “on the way to a vote” excuse is specifically guaranteed to Representatives and Senators in the U.S. Constitution.
Story appears to be coming up on J&K KFI Los Angeles
Bttt............. on KFI now.
Everyone is equal. Some are more equaler than others.
If I thought we had a limited supply of idiots to run for office I would be for term limits.
Because the wacko liberals out here are not as stuck up and conceited as those New England liberals.
It's bad here but it's not California bad.