BY LAKSHMI GHORPADE

What ARE HOV LANES?

What ARE HOV LANES?

An HOV lane stands for a “high occupancy lane” and is usually for vehicles such as…

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Vehicles with one or more passengers inside them!

Why do we have HOV lanes

?

The main reason why an HOV lane exists is to…

Reduce traffic congestion and to incentivize ride-sharing/carpooling!

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They have recently allowed low-emission vehicles such as hybrids or electric cars to use…

the HOV lane!

Roughly 3 weeks ago, there was a woman who violated this rule...

HOWEVER,

She told the police that she used the HOV line as she was pregnant and because the baby counts as the “other passenger”.