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sriman14 sriman14
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Do not drive in San Jose Oct 07, 2011
I recently received two $600 speeding tickets in San Jose. That adds up to more than the cost of the house I rented for a month! So, here's the deal, they've got cameras on some of the main roads in San Jose that take a picture of your car and have a date/time stamp as well as your speed and they send it to you with your bill. In my case they sent it to the rental company. Came out to $600 each, which is insanely high for a million reasons I won't get into. Anyway, on top of the ridiculous ticket price, the tickets are bogus! The have me going 92 km on a "highway" at 747am, which is impossible because I left the hotel we were at at 745am and it took us over 20 minutes to get to that highway b/c we were lost downtown trying to find it! So, it's a hassle having to appeal it. You have to go to the DMV and stand in different lines, etc, etc....basically the last thing you want to be doing on vacation. Plus if the car is a rental they say only the rental car company can appeal which they won't. Why would they when it's so much easier to just charge your credit card $1,200!? I'm trying to appeal anyway...we'll see what happens. Just don't do it. Take a bus/taxi to another town and rent a car there. Whatever you do, do NOT drive in San Jose!
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