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Discount Ticket Books Back GG Bridge Traffic 5 Miles

June 9, 1989

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Bargain-hunting motorists backed traffic up five miles on the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday as they grabbed up discount toll-fare books.

With the discount books, the toll is $1.25. Without the discount, tolls climb to $1.67 starting Monday.

Traffic started backing up almost at dawn, said Lt. Don Darrington. By 9 a.m., traffic was backed to Mill Valley in Marin County.

″It’s slow and go,″ said a bridge dispatcher, sitting among fuming cars and drivers.

Darrington said commuters were buying as many as four ticket books at a time. The $1.25 discount books, while available only through Sunday, are good through the end of the year.

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