[q]: Citation on federal land

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by John Mastrolia, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Curious if anyone has had to deal with a speeding citation
    on federal land (Yosemite) and what can be done to fight it.
    The paperwork says the citation "may" be placed on ones
    driving record with the state.

    The park rangers who issued the citation basically said
    it does not go on DMV records, but since their interpretation
    differs from text on the ticket, I don't think they are being
    entirely "accurate".

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.
    John Mastrolia, Jun 16, 2004
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  2. John Mastrolia

    Hunter Guest

    Curious if anyone has had to deal with a speeding citation
    Aren't those roads through Yosemite fantastic? I used to live along
    highway 41 and really enjoyed the superbly graded road with perfectly
    cambored turns all the way from Oakhurst into the valley! Whoever
    built that road was a true artist! Having roads like that up there
    and expecting us to stay under the speed limits is like putting the
    chicken in front of the fox and telling him not to eat it!
    01 Yamaha R1
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    Hunter, Jun 16, 2004
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  3. Uggh! Doesn't sound too promising, now does it? This citation at
    least gives me the option to mail in the bail amount without having
    to appear (have the usual 21 days).

    Any other folks out there experienced with this sort of thing?

    Thanks in advance,
    John Mastrolia, Jun 16, 2004
  4. last I heard, you have to go to federal court (San Francisco) to deal with
    it, there's no mail-in bail option, but they do NOT show up on DMV's
    John R Pierce, Jun 17, 2004
  5. I recall a rider talking about a ticket from Death Valley a
    couple of years ago. He said it did not wind up on his Ca.
    record. YMMV

    I was lucky to dodge a Yosemite ticket myself last year.
    I crossed a solid line while passing a Winebago and of
    course the first car coming the other way was a park
    ranger. I think he put on his flashers but decided not
    to pursue because he would have had to get past the same
    string of motorhomes to write the ticket.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Jun 18, 2004
  6. Fortunately I do have the option to mail in the cash. And, as it
    appears from your experience, it won't show up on DMV records
    (whew!). Thanks for the heads-up.
    John Mastrolia, Jun 18, 2004
  7. I hope my experience is the same :)
    Next time I'm going to behave a bit more when heading through
    the park. It was fun while it lasted though. And the rest
    of the trip was not bad either since the rangers scattered
    like cockroaches when the lights come on after they had their
    John Mastrolia, Jun 18, 2004
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    Rich Guest

    These days, people pay good money to go to Alcatraz. ;-}

    Rich, Urban Biker
    Rich, Jun 23, 2004
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