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[*] posted on 2-15-2024 at 09:09 PM
Cutting the border line in Tecate--- don`t do it.


So after being in line for about 15 minutes, crossing northbound in Tecate, a vehicle with Coroado or maybe Idaho plates cut in line 3 cars in front of me. A ruckus was created with much horn honking. It takes a dirty rotten gringo to do such a thing!! Anyway, the young couple with a dog got taken out of the line and the last I saw of them, they were following a motorcycle cop somewhere. Their dog was not wearing a seat belt, they had a container of propane on their trailer rack hitch, and who knows what other infractions were discovered! So have a great adventure and vacation in Baja, but at the last minute, don`t try to beat the border line by 15 minutes.



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[*] posted on 2-15-2024 at 10:35 PM


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[*] posted on 2-15-2024 at 10:43 PM


What I really detest are the drivers in heavy traffic areas who use what is supposed to be a pull-over lane to speed past all the cars waiting patiently for the light to change, or the traffic to move, then budge their way in when they get to the point where that lane ends. As if it's far more important for them to get where they are going than it is for everyone else.

[Edited on 2-16-2024 by surabi]
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[*] posted on 2-15-2024 at 11:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by surabi  
What I really detest are the drivers in heavy traffic areas who use what is supposed to be a pull-over lane to speed past all the cars waiting patiently for the light to change, or the traffic to move, then budge their way in when they get to the point where that lane ends. As if it's far more important for them to get where they are going than it is for everyone else.

[Edited on 2-16-2024 by surabi]


I think people should drive the legal lane until it ends, then merge over. People that merge over long before a lane ends are silly to think other travelers should likewise merge over long before necessary.

If cars are lined up and leave a large gap, nothing wrong with car filling the gap (cutting in line). There is no law that says a legal merge is “cutting” or somehow illegal.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 12:55 AM


I don't think you understood what I was referring to. I was talking about using a not legal lane (meant for buses to stop and load or unload or people who need to stop for some reason) to speed past all the cars in the legal lanes and then expecting other drivers to let them back in the legal lane, where there is no gap, when the non-legal lane ends.

I actually saw a cop in Puerto Vallarta busting drivers for doing this one day when there was a construction holdup on the road.

[Edited on 2-16-2024 by surabi]
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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 05:32 AM


In Tecate, if you try being a gaviota you will be taken out of line by the policia, possibly fined, and sent to the end.

They don't accept that type of behavior a bit and I agree.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 06:35 AM


Quote: Originally posted by greengoes  
In Tecate, if you try being a gaviota you will be taken out of line by the policia, possibly fined, and sent to the end.


Seagull??
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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 10:54 AM


Those of us with Sentri get to cut the line with government approval. It is very rewarding to drive past 1,000 cars on a busy day.





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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 11:04 AM


There is no Sentri lane in Tecate. Also, keep in mind that motorcycles are encouraged to ride to the front of the line by Mexican and U.S. officials.
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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 11:20 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Santiago  
Quote: Originally posted by greengoes  
In Tecate, if you try being a gaviota you will be taken out of line by the policia, possibly fined, and sent to the end.


Seagull??



I am going on something I learned as a kid, so accuracy is questionable. I believe that Gaviota could be a reference to the fertilizer that is processed from the white deposits built up over centuries of sea gulls crapping on rocks.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 11:37 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajadogs  
There is no Sentri lane in Tecate. Also, keep in mind that motorcycles are encouraged to ride to the front of the line by Mexican and U.S. officials.

Yup. Just don't all go to the same lane to cross, spread out between the lanes. Or so I was told the last time 3 friends and I rode back across and went through a single lane together.

[Edited on 2-16-2024 by towntaco]
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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 01:41 PM


I've lived in Mexico over 20 years, speak Spanish,and have never heard anyone use "gaviota" to mean a line-cutter.
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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 01:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by surabi  
I've lived in Mexico over 20 years, speak Spanish,and have never heard anyone use "gaviota" to mean a line-cutter.


“Gaviotas” se meten a fila a Calexico y atacan a policía

https://www.elimparcial.com/mxl/mexicali/2022/02/20/gaviotas...




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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 02:13 PM


Quote: Originally posted by SFandH  
Quote: Originally posted by surabi  
I've lived in Mexico over 20 years, speak Spanish,and have never heard anyone use "gaviota" to mean a line-cutter.


“Gaviotas” se meten a fila a Calexico y atacan a policía

https://www.elimparcial.com/mxl/mexicali/2022/02/20/gaviotas...


A crackdown on the ‘gaviotas’ who cut into the border line
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-califo...





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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 02:56 PM


Interesting. It must be a fairly localized term?
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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 03:06 PM


I have heard it used to describe a promiscuous female.
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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 04:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajadogs  
There is no Sentri lane in Tecate. Also, keep in mind that motorcycles are encouraged to ride to the front of the line by Mexican and U.S. officials.


Yes, I know.

Crossing at Tecate makes zero sense, especially when you have Sentri. You don't need to drive way out of the way. Plus the cops there pray on Gringo's a lot more. Avoid Tecate.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 04:41 PM
It is just common sense!


Quote: Originally posted by bajadogs  
There is no Sentri lane in Tecate. Also, keep in mind that motorcycles are encouraged to ride to the front of the line by Mexican and U.S. officials.


Imagine a rider in a helmet and leathers on an air-cooled bike, working their way through a long line on a hundred degree day. Mechanical, and medical breakdowns will happen!

I don't ride, but it doesn't bother me a bit to see bikers go directly to the front of the line.




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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 04:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by bajadogs  
There is no Sentri lane in Tecate. Also, keep in mind that motorcycles are encouraged to ride to the front of the line by Mexican and U.S. officials.


Imagine a rider in a helmet and leathers on an air-cooled bike, working their way through a long line on a hundred degree day. Mechanical, and medical breakdowns will happen!

I don't ride, but it doesn't bother me a bit to see bikers go directly to the front of the line.


Same logic says cars w/o AC should be able to cut line on hot days…




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[*] posted on 2-16-2024 at 05:53 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by bajadogs  
There is no Sentri lane in Tecate. Also, keep in mind that motorcycles are encouraged to ride to the front of the line by Mexican and U.S. officials.


Imagine a rider in a helmet and leathers on an air-cooled bike, working their way through a long line on a hundred degree day. Mechanical, and medical breakdowns will happen!

I don't ride, but it doesn't bother me a bit to see bikers go directly to the front of the line.


Same logic says cars w/o AC should be able to cut line on hot days…


well they can do anything they want, remember a couple years ago they made motorcyclist's wait in line with cars at Otay? don't know how long that lasted.


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