405 South near Sherman Oaks at 9:30am It was moving at 15mph so got off and took Sepulveda Blvd all the way to UCLA
I swear Sepulveda Blvd is a hiddent secret cause I can get from Simi Valley to UCLA on a monday 75 minutes morning at 8am. LOL
Last edited by Boosted2003!; 05-11-2012 at 09:15 PM.
Was in LA last week and we were stuck on the I5 north of San Diego for almost an hour without moving an inch, there seemed to be a checkpoint of some sorts near Camp Pendleton. My experience with the 405 has been good so far.
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There is no internal border control in the US. Once you are in, you are free to roam the country. It's one of our constitutional guarantees.
We have a few fixed intererior checkpoints, usually within 100 miles of the border - from both Mexican and Canadian borders.
We have 2 near San Diego - San Clemente (I-5) and Temecula (I-15)
They are used as a deterrent (i.e. to give presence along the major thouroughfares) and as an opportunity for inspection-
- scales - to monitor weight of commercial vehicles and ensure proper tariff/trailer fees
- agricultural inspection - more to do with NAFTA than inter-state travel.
- infrared/sonar - they have devices for scanning vehicles (see the vans with the radar-like equipment parked on either side of the checkpoint)
San Clemente is shared with CHP as a 2 in 1 checkpoint opportunity.
In addition we have "tactical checkpoints" which are more "mobile" in nature - such as along Highway 94 near the Tecate border crossing (Dulzura)
I'll also add that I carry a passport with me when travelling in the south SD county area because there are other "random mobile checkpoints" along some of the border front roads. (such as Monument Rd in the Tijuana River Estuary area)
Last edited by PsyberVW; 05-14-2012 at 01:51 PM.
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