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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    Surveillance photos taken by red light and tollbooth cameras at Florida's Sunpass tollbooth show the lengths to which people went to cover up their license tags, avoid paying the $1 toll and not get a ticket in the mail. "Sometimes people find themselves at a toll booth without money and just panic," Department of Transportation spokeswoman Christa Deason told the St. Petersburg Times. Above, a piece of paper covers the license tag of a Cadillac Escalade.
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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    A motorcyclist lies on his bike and uses his feet to cover the license plate. Deason told the St. Petersburg Times that the photos show repeat offenders who often travel the same route. Their disregard for the law usually results in highway patrol stakeouts. "The troopers always get you," she said.
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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    Another driver utilizes the standard piece of paper to beat the cameras.
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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    This motorcyclist uses the age-old, hand-over-the-license-plate technique. Sgt. Steve Gaskins of the Highway Patrol's Tampa office told the St. Petersburg Times that license tag alterations varied and that the patrol did not keep statistics on the different methods.
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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    That's one way to be a helpful back-seat driver. This passenger takes a ride in the trunk so he can cover the license tag as the car in which he's riding breezes through the tollbooth.
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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    At a loss for what to do with those CDs now that you can listen to music on your cellphone or MP3 player? This driver uses a CD to cover part of his license tag.
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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    This motorcyclist takes license plate covering to new heights. In Florida, it is considered a moving violation, with points on your record, to alter a license tag in any way.
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  • Lengths people will go to to avoid tickets

    Gaskins of the Highway Patrol said that many of the methods people use to evade the cameras don't work. This photo of a man standing on the back bumper seemed to do the trick, although it looks dangerous.
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