After sinking, the RMS Titanic lay undisturbed beneath 12,000 feet of freezing North Atlantic water for years, but in 1985 its watery tomb was finally breached by another marquee vessel—the crown prince of HOVs.
A Seattle-area man got a little too creative after finding himself late for work, grabbing his daughter's Diego doll to ensure his car was ocupado for HOV lanes. Diego always knew Click would turn on him someday. (Thanks Joe!) [SeattleTimes.com]
In California, 85,000 owners of the Toyota Prius and two other hybrids were granted special stickers providing access to High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, even with a single occupant in the car. That all ends on January 1st.
Sneaking into the HOV lane or using a dummy will soon be detectable thanks to researchers at Loughborough University. The new camera not only records cars traveling in HOV and other lanes, but it can also count how many real bodies are in the car by sensing water and blood.
Hey Ohioans! If you bought that hybrid SUV with the sole purpose of being able to vroom down the HOV lane with hulking impunity, it's time to break out the Kleenex because state Rep. Todd Kiser is about to seriously hurt your feelings. Kiser, a Republican, has sponsored legislation that will compel Ohio comply with a…
Not to harsh your buzz on this most excellent Presidents Day, but California has announced it has passed out its last "diamond lane" pass to a hybrid owner. The plan, which was designed to encourage people to buy hybrids, resulted in 85,000 hybrid owners having solo access to the carpool lane. While the number of…