Listen: Hov Lane, HOV, Hobie Lane discussed on Lars Larson
"HOV, high occupancy vehicle. Well, there are a lot of people in hybrid cars who at least in California get to drive in the HOV lane. Why? Because somehow we've decided that HOV lanes are open not just two people with two or three people in the car that would be a high occupancy vehicle, but that hybrid cars because they use less gasoline or the perhaps more fuel efficient get a chance to use those lanes as well. January one almost a quarter of a million California drivers, including a lot of them who drive solo in their car. One person in a hybrid car gets a sticker that lets them. Use the carpool. Elaine, others will be unable to get new HOV stickers because their incomes are too high. Oh, so the doctors and the lawyers and the accountants are getting kicked out of the Hobie lane as well. And some express carpool lanes might require three or more people before you can occupy the HOV lane while vehicles with two people inside might have to pay the new rules, come courtesy of the state legislature. They're trying to address Chow jammed up. The carpool lanes have become in other words, you're supposed to form a car pool. So you get the privilege of driving in the HOV lane. And when the HOV lane becomes jammed up, then they say now we have to start kicking people out of the HOV lane. I don't know at some point. Maybe they can just let all of us use the freeway lanes that."