I heard this today on the Radio. It seems that an LA firetruck, while on the way to help put out OUR fire, took the 133 toll road and did not pay the toll at the toll plaza. Apparently they received a fine for up to $200, whereby the LA Fire Captain thought this must be a mistake and called the TCA. NOPE, apparently it was not a mistake, and he was able to reduce the fine to $5, and paid it on his credit card. Now I ask you, as if OC does not look bad enough lately...how does the TCA justify this outrageous fine? And what is the point of not waiving the entire fine, and instead making him pay $5? Someone please explain this to me.
UPDATE: Apparently it was on the 73, and the fine was about $100 according to msnbc's site. I would think that ANY official police or fire vehicle would be allowed to drive onthe toll road free of charge. This is just plain silly.