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Slick-Vic 06-10-2010 08:36 AM

Masspike U-turn 99 voilation
 
So a month ago I was on the masspike heading towards cambridge but ended up using that newer U-turn they recently built to head back to boston before the 1st set of tolls. Apparently you can only use that lane if you have a easypass/fastlane pass even though they do not specify it. Figured I let people know before you get a $50 ticket as well.

My question is does this violation effect your driving record? I am thinking about appealing it, although I may just pay for it so I can put it pass me instead of being pisted off about it any longer?

Slick-Vic 06-10-2010 08:59 AM

Answer: It doesn't effect your driving record as long as you pay in time. Watch out fellas I don't use masspike often so I'm clueless to there scams...

MightyY 06-10-2010 09:33 AM

That does sound like a scam, especially if they don't have the appropriate signage up.

JJR4884 06-10-2010 09:38 AM

i would have fought it... where their any signs? thats bullshit

Slick-Vic 06-10-2010 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by MightyY (Post 11858582)
That does sound like a scam, especially if they don't have the appropriate signage up.

they have a sign that says U-turn with the arrow white/black sign.

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Originally Posted by JJR4884 (Post 11858597)
i would have fought it... where their any signs? thats bullshit


I can still appeal it, but I dont want to even let this voilation sit around for me to forget about it. But like I stated above they do have a U-turn sign which looks like any normal traffic sign for commercial use as oppose if it were for just police use only (when I took it a bunch of cars were using it as well easypass users I hope). You would think seeing this lane is very new with all the chaos over their they would be a little more specific with who can or cannot use the lane? On top of that if it is for only easypass users why wouldn't they put a toll after you bang the u-turn? They make it look like its a free lane.

Its like if you go down a one way street that is posted "one way" and they end up ticketing you because you dont have a easypass? thats basically the same scenario for me? I used a U-turn lane which is why they made it for the people that need to turn around to avoid passing the tolls. It didnt say "easypass use only" it just says U-turn what freaking B.S....

Anyways I want all you guys to know for sure for the ones who don't use masspike often don't get fooled.

sunydude 06-10-2010 02:03 PM

wow....thats one retarded rule. Thanks for letting us know :thumbup:

trizzuth 06-10-2010 02:38 PM

are you sure it didn't have a big red circle with a line through it? :)

Kubica 06-10-2010 04:17 PM

Get an EZ-Pass.

xuken 06-12-2010 02:06 PM

I was there a couple of months ago, I didn't know about it either and got fined 50 bucks. Wanted to appeal it but too much work so I payed it off.

sna77 06-14-2010 08:30 AM

There is a giant sign that says "FAST LANE / EZ-PASS Tag Holders Only."

http://llnw.image.cbslocal.com/28/20...x240/UTURN.jpg

Seriously, how can you NOT have an EZ-Pass?

06zHp 06-14-2010 03:21 PM

Thanks OP! I just got one of those too and was worried. That u-turn is such a scam.

06zHp 06-14-2010 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by sna77 (Post 11872465)
There is a giant sign that says "FAST LANE / EZ-PASS Tag Holders Only."

http://llnw.image.cbslocal.com/28/20...x240/UTURN.jpg

Seriously, how can you NOT have an EZ-Pass?

Not quit all the giant signs have "FAST LANE / EZ-PASS Tag Holders Only." as the OP stated. :banghead::censor::banghead::censor::banghead:

Slick-Vic 06-15-2010 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by 06zHp (Post 11874060)
Not quit all the giant signs have "FAST LANE / EZ-PASS Tag Holders Only." as the OP stated. :banghead::censor::banghead::censor::banghead:

I really don't recall seeing the EZ-pass only sign at the time when I used it. I could have easily missed it. But after seeing the first one saying U-Turn to Boston I simply proceeded with no hessitation. I would think they should point out the EZ-pass only with the first sign because how the lane merges for the U-turn it only causes more chaos and traffic with cars being forced to take a last minute right cutting off cars just to go somewhere where they don't want to go?

I don't have a EZ-pass because I never use MassPike. Its like a person having a gym membership and doesn't workout "whats the point"?

sna77 06-15-2010 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Slick-Vic (Post 11877548)
Its like a person having a gym membership and doesn't workout "whats the point"?


You only pay for it when you use it. Not like a gym membership.

trizzuth 06-15-2010 09:34 AM

and where do you hide that hideous thing so it doesn't make your dash board/windshield look all sorts of skank?

sna77 06-15-2010 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by trizzuth (Post 11877760)
and where do you hide that hideous thing so it doesn't make your dash board/windshield look all sorts of skank?

glove box if you really care. I put it on the windshield to the right of the mirror. Cant see it

Slick-Vic 06-15-2010 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by trizzuth (Post 11877760)
and where do you hide that hideous thing so it doesn't make your dash board/windshield look all sorts of skank?

:D

Wasup Trizzuth! Ready for tonights game?

I think I spotted your touring this past sunday!

Kubica 06-15-2010 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by trizzuth (Post 11877760)
and where do you hide that hideous thing so it doesn't make your dash board/windshield look all sorts of skank?

I wrapped mine in black electrical tape and stuck it on the passenger side of rear-view.

It's so inconspicuous that I've (accidentally) passed several tech inspections without removing it.

sna77 06-15-2010 06:47 PM

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I hope you all appreciate this... almost killed myself on the way home taking this shot. Signs 1 and 3 say Fast Lane only. #2 does not.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...6&d=1276642073

kamaqazi 06-15-2010 11:23 PM

happened to me too.


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