The Lost Highway 58
So, you and your friends have decided on a day at the beach. You will be
traveling down Highway 58, the “Lost Highway” to San Luis
Obispo (SLO) and pick up some friends before hitting Avila Beach. You
pack up the car and the boards the night before because you plan on leaving
early to beat the traffic. But, that’s the beauty of traveling the
Lost Highway 58 rather than Highway 46, there’s never much traffic
and you can kick in the four-barrels on that muscle car and cruise. This
is a great ride for cars and motorcycles alike, but be careful on those
straightaways not to open it up too much and get a speeding ticket. It’s
a roller-coaster of hills and tight curves; that’s right, the old
58 is known for its twisties and unbanked curves, so be cautious out there.
It is not for the easily intimidated novice. You gas up in Bakersfield
before heading out because the first sign you will see on 58 is, “Next
services 86 miles.” And, that is quite literal!
South Highway 101 & Avila Beach Drive
You decide to take South Highway 101 from SLO and a short drive, about
three miles, on Avila Beach Drive into the quaint beach town that is Avila
Beach. This is a hidden gem. If you want to plug a name into your GPS,
you could use Pier Front Wine & Brew, that will bring you right into
the center of this sleepy little California Beach town. Front Street runs
right along the beach and you can branch out from there to Fossil Point,
Lone Rock, Avila Sea Caves, Pirate’s Cove, or just pick a spot by
the pier. Just don’t forget to take in the Port San Luis Lighthouse.
Heading Back to Bakersfield, North Highway 101 and East Highway 58
Well, you enjoyed your day at the beach, packed things up, and headed North
on Highway 101. Not far into the trip you see the flashing lights in the
rearview and glance down at the speedometer, it shows a little under 70,
so what’s the deal? The officer says he has been “pacing”
you, basically, this means following you and he said, your average speed
was 80, but he is going to give you the benefit of the doubt and say 75
on the ticket. Now, how are you going to ditch this ticket? First, how
could he get an average speed that high when there are hills and curves,
and second, you didn’t even see him until the lights came on? In
addition, there is no advantage between a ticket of 75 or 80, California
Vehicle Code VC 22349(a) (exceeding 65 MPH) posted speed, except that
a judge is more apt to dismiss a pacing ticket for five mph over the speed
limit than ten.
Expert Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys, Bigger & Harman
OK, so your day at the beach has been ruined because now all you can think
about is the “ticket”. A friend tells you about Bigger &
Harman, so you decide to give them a call and get some advice if nothing
else. So you dial, 661-349-9300 and the receptionist transfers you to
Mark, who, takes your details, and asks you to email
firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a scanned copy of the ticket. He says, there are lots of DMV
procedures, technicalities, and a procedure called, a written declaration
that can be used to fight the ticket without going to court. You like
the sound of that and feel much better about your day at the beach.
En español, llame al 661-349-9755.