Pre-Pass: Easy Green lights at the Coups

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by fins2feathers, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    Exactly, those are traffic monitors, NOT scales on I-285, if they were scales, they'd be chasing all the container trucks around.
     
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  3. fins2feathers

    fins2feathers Bobtail Member

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    Ah" so you do see them, but are you looking just at the monitors or are not seeing and looking at the other monitoring devises that exist at or near the same locations. some are indeed pressure pads that are directly wired into the ground but no antennas but they send their signal in a different format that may be several miles away or others may have a strange looking box with a small wire that hangs out the bottom hooked about twenty feet up in the air but pointed out at an angle and some of them are on pole with camera and some not. But almost always their information is sent thru an array of different antennas like the EIS TRMS Radar device that actually detects vehicle speed, size, and how long it occupies a specific area as it passes by that location and some of these sometimes but not always will have a pressure pad embedded in the highway directly in front of and or prior to or in front of the path of its directed radar path with a weight sensor to detect whether the weight is properly spaced or amount of weight. And yet some of you actually thought I was just kidding, crazy" Look for yourself, see for your self, understand its implication and uses. Heck" benefits " to us drivers" yah thats a good one, who would have thought it could actually benefit us the drivers if we only knew how we be bettered by their use" Now Im not saying driving around the loop at Atlanta slow is a great idea, I rather drive fast like everyone else, but if I continue to get green lights more often by doing so. Im not slowing down at the scale, I'm taking the green and running with it. Thats just my opinion" I appreciate all your replies, good luck and safe driving,
    Sincerely,
    DMus
     
  4. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    If you wear a tin foil hat, they can't read your mind.
     
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  5. STexan

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    The pressure plates in random areas of a roadway are used to monitor truck weight statistics for traffic pattern analysis and future road construction needs and for federal dollars requests. These are not accurate enough to actually warrant chasing down a truck and escorting to a weigh facility. They basically measure in roughly 2,500 lb increments. At W-I-M locations, when multiple axles move over and 2 of 5 trigger the 17,500 lb threshold, you're coming in if this is approaching a scale.
     
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  6. fins2feathers

    fins2feathers Bobtail Member

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    Im not saying that every antenna that you see is directly related to your specific vehicle. All Im saying is there is a strong correlation between movement in some areas that can and most likely will make the difference in you movement of travel to another. Lets say you drove across two states on the same interstate, Would you not be undermined by the fact that all four of the scales you either went into or not, had information at all four that was forward in your direction of travel. Basically hey they know how much my weight was early'er on the other side of the state, so why bring me in, my weight is still the same. Either way were all tracked, trace, scanned, weighed, and thoroughly eyeballed just to see that IFTA sticker on the said of your truck for nothing else except to just see your truck pull on thru.
    I appreciate all your replies, Be safe, Happy Trails.
    Sincerely DMus
     
  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    that's 17, not 500. and on a flat with a spread axle. we can go 20 on each axle. i don't get pulled in.
     
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  8. fortycalglock

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    You will in VA. It seems like if your over 33k on an axle set, spread or not, you'll come in to weight in that state, and all of their PrePass sites have W I M.
     
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  9. fins2feathers

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    oh" it has been an exhausting last four weeks out on the road, and again I get passed right before the scale yet I continue to get easy greens at the scale house as usual. Its so easy to be easy, of course its a smidgen to drive a little slower around such a big city when not even one vehicle regardless of size doesn't even come close to doing the speed limit, why have speed limit signs at all. nobody cares anyway, the only time they slow down is when they see the blue lights, if they'r not blue they don't care and speed anyway. such a waste of our tax dollars. kinda like all those expensive antennas on our road ways, nobody looks at them, so what good could come of them anyway. Easy greens see it and share. DMus
     
  10. mickeyrat

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    company you work for have anything to do with that?
     
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