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Old 06-10-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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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...
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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That does sound like a scam, especially if they don't have the appropriate signage up.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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i would have fought it... where their any signs? thats bullshit
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:02 AM   #5
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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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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.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #6
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wow....thats one retarded rule. Thanks for letting us know
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are you sure it didn't have a big red circle with a line through it?
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:17 PM   #8
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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.
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There is a giant sign that says "FAST LANE / EZ-PASS Tag Holders Only."



Seriously, how can you NOT have an EZ-Pass?
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Thanks OP! I just got one of those too and was worried. That u-turn is such a scam.
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There is a giant sign that says "FAST LANE / EZ-PASS Tag Holders Only."



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.
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Not quit all the giant signs have "FAST LANE / EZ-PASS Tag Holders Only." as the OP stated.
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"?
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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.
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and where do you hide that hideous thing so it doesn't make your dash board/windshield look all sorts of skank?
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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
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and where do you hide that hideous thing so it doesn't make your dash board/windshield look all sorts of skank?


Wasup Trizzuth! Ready for tonights game?

I think I spotted your touring this past sunday!
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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.
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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.

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