I have received a ticket in the mail for $465 for Improper use of preferential lanes (VC 21655.5(b)) in southern Marin County, CA right after the Stinson Beach exit on Northbound 101. This is the first time I have gotten such a ticket and I have only got 1 speeding ticket about 9 years ago in New York. I was well under the speed limit and getting written up by the officer went without incident. I will admit I am at fault, but the carpool sign on the highway says the minimum fine is $271...but why on earth is the ticket for $465? Any advice/help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I'm responding to my own post here. Look like $465 is somewhat standard from perusing this site...so i'm just coming to terms with the fine. So now i'm just curious the traffic signs say $271 minimum?
This site is great by the way. Thanks.