HOV Lanes

As many of you know I live in Maple Ridge and I commute to downtown Vancouver on a daily basis. I privately refer to my commute as my time in hell. The only thing that makes it bearable is the CBC (preferably a host I like but I will settle for being able to stand her/him) and my iPod.

Three days a week I have someone who rides in with me so we get to use the coveted HOV lane. These are good days! Generally the HOV lane moves quickly and is less stressful. You do have to constantly be alert as some jerk from the other lane will pull in front of you doing 20 while you are doing 80…but I digress. My real issue with the HOV lanes are the HOV cheaters. You know those people who are the lone occupant in their vehicle and feel they somehow can use the HOV lane. I am not sure why they think this is ok but it makes me mental.

What I would really like to know is why there are so many people who don’t think the rules apply to them. This is a relatively system designed to discourage the single-occupant vehicle. I wish the police would patrol this more often.