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Old 03-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #61
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or better yet, stop being a cheap and pay the toll. i pay the toll on a daily basis. everyone else can too.
Here's the problem with the whole thing: we don't OWE "them" a toll. That beltway has been paid for for years. It's just a profit center for them now. Might just as well close all the major roads and collect a toll from everyone. [We take your money. You dont pay, we take your vehicle and your freedom]. They are not entitled to my money for using that road, and any means that results in a sucessful way around it is cheating the thief. That is a state funded road, it should be open and free to all citizens just like the interstate. For now I avoid it, because I will NEVER pay it.
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If you white line it, make sure you do it right. I picked up an EZ TAG last weekend and when they pulled up my info, they caught my bike plate twice. They cleared the violations for me though, they said it takes 3 violations before they mail you a ticket. So, if they catch my plate again, they will just charge it to my account. My 20 something dollars on the account should last a while. . . .
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #64
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you are all just wusses. giant inflatable wusses. a real man, a man like myself, turns around in the seat and busts a wheelie while flipping off the camera. clench a spliffin your teeth and yell "piggies" at the top of your lungs. this should terrify the cops and thus allow you to go anywhere on the tollway you want, road warrior style.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:58 PM   #65
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When everyone decides to blow through the toll I just act like I'm a badass with no reguard for the law
but really I'm a good girl that has an undercover ez tag The secret is out

Someone tell me why the motorcycle ez tag is twice as big as the car one. I begged for the sticker type like my car but it was a no go. Lady told me I should just put it in my saddle bag

I got some in the mail last week for my rental car. You can see the whole back of the car in the photo even the car next to me
from: https://www.hctra.org/about_faq/ez-tags/

"Motorcycles require a specialized EZ TAG due to climate conditions associated with motorcycle use."

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"Because many motorcycles do not have windshields and because the stickers can not withstand elements like wind and rain, motorcycles must continue to use the special hard case tag."


Basically the "boxes" will handle exposure to elements while the sticker-type ones will not.

BTW I keep the EZtag under my seat - it works about 2/3 of the time but no plate charges either so I don't know what is up with that.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:41 PM   #66
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I got pulled over after white lining, cop gave me a ticket for running the toll but it got dismissed once I went to see the DA. Cop said since I pulled over he wasnt going to give me a moving violation for it, i forgot what he said it would of been for.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:08 PM   #67
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yeah i just got an ez tag for my bike haven't tried it yet I zip tied it in by my tail light under a cover cuz my bike doesn't have a trunk .
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:17 PM   #68
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since military does not have to pay tolls then shouldnt they all just get a ez-tag upon enlistment??
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This thread isn't even worth reading the whole thing, but it's a simple issue.


All this with jail, and all these "solutions" you guys are saying about trying to beat the eztag system ALL TO SAVE $1.50 or whatever it is.


Really? $1.50 or so at the main tolls to avoid going through the endless intersections that are much more dangerous. Do you buy roman noodles each night for dinner too to save a couple bucks, drink natty light beer, take the short route home on your bike to avoid using more gas, avoid weekend rides? My guess is no.


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Old 03-05-2009, 11:03 AM   #71
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Do just the tiniest amount of research and you will see that the cameras take a picure of the WHOLE area, not just the plate.
There aint a square inch that isn't in the picure, both lanes , retaining walls, white stripe and most of your car.

I mean really, if being in the middle on a bike made it so they couldn't see your plate, then being in the middle in a car would be the same... and everybody would drive in the middle.

Each lane has a triggering device, niether of which cross the middle so...unless they are using a laser, or infared field you cant trigger.
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"Motorcycles require a specialized EZ TAG due to climate conditions associated with motorcycle use."

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"Because many motorcycles do not have windshields and because the stickers can not withstand elements like wind and rain, motorcycles must continue to use the special hard case tag."


Basically the "boxes" will handle exposure to elements while the sticker-type ones will not.

BTW I keep the EZtag under my seat - it works about 2/3 of the time but no plate charges either so I don't know what is up with that.

I had the Box for EZtag and and it cam with instructions to have it placed in my pocket as i passed about 3 years ago. per instructions your "supposed" to buy a new battery every few months or it doesn't work...

pulled over can't remember how many times from the same cops and they asked me to pull it out and hold it closer as i passed. LOL i told him Yes ser and was on my way. never pulled it out and the light never went off and never recived a bill

ps get caught white lining it and that's failure to maintain a vehicle in one lane... or something like that. 200+ and your 1.25 in the mail.

also side note. i saw a clip on one of those British speed channels to test how fast you would need to go for the autobahn/ speed cameras to not take the picture. 120 mph = blurry pic, 130mph dosn't even take the pic for all you speed freaks out there
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Here's the problem with the whole thing: we don't OWE "them" a toll. That beltway has been paid for for years. It's just a profit center for them now. Might just as well close all the major roads and collect a toll from everyone. [We take your money. You dont pay, we take your vehicle and your freedom]. They are not entitled to my money for using that road, and any means that results in a sucessful way around it is cheating the thief. That is a state funded road, it should be open and free to all citizens just like the interstate. For now I avoid it, because I will NEVER pay it.
The toll ways are not state owned, and have very little state money in them. They are owned and operated by the TRA......which is a private entity, not public. Which is why you only see constables patrolling them and not DPS.

Further more, the TRA needs the money for upkeep and maintenance.
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Sam Houston Tollway


State Highway Beltway 8 (BW8), the Sam Houston Parkway, along with the Sam Houston Tollway, is a beltway around the city of Houston, Texas, United States, lying entirely within Harris County. Beltway 8, a state highway, runs mostly along the frontage roads, only using the main lanes where they are free (mostly on the north side of Houston). The main lanes elsewhere are the Sam Houston Tollway, a toll road owned and operated by the Harris County Toll Road Authority. East of Houston, the Tollway crosses the Houston Ship Channel on the Jesse H. Jones Memorial Bridge, a toll bridge; this forms a gap in Beltway 8 between Interstate Highway 10 (Baytown-East Freeway) and State Highway 225 (La Porte Freeway).


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Opened in 2004, the Westpark Tollway spans a total of 19 miles through Harris and Fort Bend Counties. The Westpark Tollway was the nation's first all-electronic roadway providing a barrier-free drive between Houston's Galleria district and Katy, TX. Drivers wishing to use the Westpark Tollway must have an EZ TAG.

Harris County's segment of the Westpark Tollway (14 miles) begins at I-610 on the east and extends to the county line near FM 1464. The Westpark offers an alternative east-west corridor for West Houston residents with access to US 59 and the Galleria, the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) and SH 6.

In 2005, Fort Bend County completed its extension of the tollway. This five-mile stretch parallels FM 1093 from FM 1464 to west of SH 99 (the Grand Parkway).


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Old 03-05-2009, 02:56 PM   #79
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just got an ez-tag for bike last week. i ran up bout $40 they took all the fines off. it's cheaper if u gonna be riding the tolls
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Got knocked down to Class C misdemeanor yesterday as no front license plate. 100$ fine plus court fees which came out to $245. I called the toll authority yesterday and they did have my pic in the system for running it twice last year but didnt bill me anything because they bill you an invoice if you run 3 tolls. But I always thought that my bike was too light to trigger the censor.
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