Q Do semi-trucks have to take the bypass at the El Toro Y interchange in southern Orange County? And if so, can the California Highway Patrol quote them if they don’t take it? I live nearby and sometimes I see semis going straight instead of taking the bypass mentioned on freeway signs right there.
– Patrick Kanczuzewski, Mission Viejo
A To get the answer, Patrick Honk called Rafael Reynosoa CHP officer and spokesman from the San Juan Capistrano train station building, which isn’t really that far from the bypass.
For this particular workaround he said:
“The truck bypass is intended for trucks. However, any motorist can take the truck bypass. In addition, trucks do not have to use the truck bypass.”
Truck bypasses are designed to assist truck drivers and provide routes that are often flatter than simply staying on the main route. In addition, the bypasses are intended to get the truck giants out of the way of the rest of the traffic at crucial points in the motorway system.
Further north, California has truck-only lanes, one pair on Freeway 5 off State Route 14 in Los Angeles County and the other on the southbound 5 near Grapevine in Kern County.
Big rigs have to take these routes as signs tell them to. Cars and small trucks are encouraged via signs to stay in the main route, but they can legally drive in these truck-only lanes if they choose.
The key to the signs in these places is colour: green suggest what needs to be done, while black and white is the law.
Q There is a (vehicle) there for several months. I drive past it every day. There are several parking tickets under the windshield. After a few weeks you would think someone would have called the police and reported a possibly abandoned car.
– John Wiseer, Anaheim
A First the law:
In California, vehicles are only allowed to remain stationary on public roads for 72 hours at a time, unless a local government law requires otherwise. To avoid being quoted, “any movement” qualifies, he said Lieutenant Shane Carringer the Anaheim Police Department.
In Anaheim, law enforcement officers typically issue parking tickets like the ones you may have seen, John. They are not cops, but they can certainly alert the police.
An officer can then go outside and start the clock ticking – he or she must personally ensure that the vehicle has not moved for 72 hours. They use a variety of methods to do this – chalking a tire or maybe laying a penny on it. If there is no movement after 72 hours, the registered owner can be reported and the vehicle may be towed.
It’s the officer’s advice – and he or she might back off a bit to give the owner time to move the vehicle, or maybe a homeless person lives in the car or truck and the officer decides moving the vehicle will only make the situation worse .
To ensure a police officer is aware of a long-parked vehicle, Lt. Carringer, is there an app, john, that someone in the public can use to report it and other issues like: B. Graffiti that needs to be wiped away. It’s called My Anaheim. This app acts as a backstop to ensure the police are aware of any situation of concern.
To ask Honk questions, reach him at email@example.com. He only answers the published ones. To watch Honk online: ocregister.com/tag/honk. Twitter: @OCRegisterHonk
https://www.ocregister.com/2023/01/13/this-truck-bypass-is-optional-for-big-rigs-but-some-are-not/ This truck bypass is optional for large rigs, but some are not – Orange County Register