At approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning, June 1, 2008, I observed a bright blue Super Shuttle van, #674, Eastbound on the 105 freeway from LAX, traveling well over the speed limit, tailgating cars, and weaving in and out of traffic without using turn signals.
I contacted the Super Shuttle number on the back of the van, and followed the vehicle as well as I could without driving unsafely myself in order to report details accurately to the company. I was told by the representative on the phone that he would contact the driver to notify him of the need to operate the vehicle safely, and I asked the representative to have a supervisor call me back to confirm that this had happened.
I then observed the vehicle proceed South (West) on the 710 freeway toward Long Beach, and the van’s driver at this point increased his speed significantly, to approximately 90 to 100 miles per hour, judging from the difference between my vehicle speed and his.
It appeared to me that, in response to a message from dispatch to slow down, the driver actually sped up to evade continued detection and surveillance.
When I had not received a call back from Super Shuttle management or staff, I called the CHP and reported the incident to them, including the license number of the vehicle (CA 8J34475). The CHP logged the incident identification as #898, LA County, June 1.