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CA HOV White sticker

Discussion in 'California' started by Maximilien, Jan 30, 2017.

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  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Active Member

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    Just be prepared for a big ticket if you get pulled over while driving in an HOV lane during restricted hours w/an insufficient # of occupants.
     
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  2. TechOps

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    I sent my check on 11-27-17 and it was stamped on 12-22-17 and cleared my bank on 12-28-17. Hopefully my stickers get here soon! (And were issued in 2018, not 2017..)
     
  3. chispas

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    I sent mine on 12/20/2017, check was cashed on 1/12/2018 and got the stickers in the mail on 1/18/2018. I check all the docs and didn’t see any expiration date
     
  4. comanchepilot

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    you find a cop who is having a bad day and you will get a citation - $491, plus about $350 in costs. Thats pretty pricey because you're being a tesla snob and don't want stickers on your car.

    The form you get from the DMV has a date on it - the first month or two you can prob get away without putting on the stickers - claiming ' I just got them blah blah blah' but you are ASKING for an $850 citation by not 'displaying' the stickers on the vehicle.

    Cops know what Tesla's cost - its why people in Porsches, BMW, Mercedes and Audi always get the tickets that people in a Chevy or Ford might get a warning for. You're not going to see any leniency intentionally violating the law. . . .

    Jus go buy some bra film, cut a piece the size of the sticker backing [which is about 4x6 for the large one] and put the bra film on - then put the sticker on the bra film - when you want to remove the sticker - the bra film comes right off.

    If you bought a Tesla in 2017 [or 2018] and will want car pool lane access to 12/31/2021 you might want to use the bra film method since the DMV may be issuing new stickers for post 12/11/2019 or just a little blue dot or something to distinguish the new stickers from the old . . . .
     
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  5. comanchepilot

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    the white sticker has a statutory expiration date of 12/31/2019 - its irrelevant that it doesn't have it on the sticker - they've been extended so many times the DMV got gun shy and is not putting dates on them -
     
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  6. chispas

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    Oh I see, thanks for the explanation. I thought there would be some date on the docs that come with the sticker or something but I was wrong :)
     
  7. markb1

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    The current white stickers actually expire on 1/1/2019! But if your sticker was issued in 2017 or 2018, you will be able to apply for a new sticker that expires on 1/1/2022.
     
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    Absolutely correct. The exemption from the HOV requirement in the California Vehicle Code is based off having stickers properly displayed on your vehicle. And maybe you can quibble with a judge over whether a sticker near your license plate is okay versus on your bumper, but the glovebox is in no stretch of the imagination "properly display"ing your CAV decals on your vehicle.

    The violation for that is simply a carpool lane violation as if you were driving a gas clunker in the HOV lane. You might get lucky with cops knowing what a Tesla is, or not bothering to enforce that, but it's in no way a guarantee. Soooo don't be surprised to get $800+ HOV violation tickets if you happen to get ensnared in a HOV lane crackdown or catch a cop on a bad mood day.
     
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  9. Ritu_o0o

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    I am wondering how did you find out your license plate number before it arrived? You have to write license plate number on the HOV application form, am I missing anything??
     
  10. Ritu_o0o

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    Again, how did you get your HOV stickers before you get your license plate? does Tesla applies these HOA stickers and keeps just like other "EV Car" dealers? I really need HOV stickers ASAP, my car is set to deliver in two weeks, is there prep work I can do to expedite the process? perhaps can Tesla apply it beforehand (like my Chevy Bolt dealer did when I leased my car)?
     
  11. speedy99

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    One option is that you can get a personalized plate without a car. Then assign the plate to the car later. That’s how I got stickers “early”, I had the vin and used my personalized plate.
     
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  12. Lifeinabox

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    Some have reportedly left the license plate number blank and just listed the VIN. I tried it and got denied so I would just wait patiently for the plates and then apply.
     
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  13. sreams

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    Or... you could just not drive in the HOV lane until you get your sticker. The other lanes also work. ;)
     
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  14. SMAlset

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    You don't. Nope (although some CPOs may have stickers on them that can be transferred to you). Otherwise It's called pick up a passenger (maybe fellow employee at your company or neighbor going in same direction) or stay out of the lane and just grin and bear it. Alternatively risk a huge ticket.
     
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    I guess on 1/12019 a lot if people will resubmit renewal request for the stickers
     
  16. troot

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    anyone else slacking on submitting for white decals because lack of checks? had to google what checks were
     
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  17. skilly

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    I second that...I had them prominently displayed on my P85D but when it came to doing for my X, I decided that the best place for them was the glove box.
     
  18. yo mama

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    I put just one of the small white stickers on the back - but not the other two stickers. Almost 2-1/2 years, and no problems, even when CHP was driving behind me in the HOV lane. Given the fact that CHP rarely busts even obvious HOV violaters, I'll take my chances that they'll leave me alone if they know I'm authorized. CHP would really need to be having a bad day to pick on someone just for "failure to display properly." And if they do, I'll pay the $800 without complaint.
     
  19. Zorg

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    I see CHP busting carpool violaters often around 880/237 in the bay area.
     
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  20. yo mama

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    Good. I'm glad to hear that. I just never see it myself.
     

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