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March 2, 2005 12:22 AM

Broken: Sight in carpool lane

Carpooling_1Robert McLaughlin writes:

This vehicle went by me in the carpool lane with only one the driver visible.  Now I guess he can carpool if someone is in the back, but there just seems to be something wrong about thinking like that.


I don't see why we have to get nitpicky about the physical health of the passengers. First we ban dead people, but then what? People with cancer? Paralyzed people? Jewish people? I bet you'd like that, wouldn't you, HITLER!

Posted by: Maurs at March 2, 2005 01:00 AM

Well, a fetus doesn't count, so I don't think a corpse should, either.

Posted by: mph at March 2, 2005 01:36 AM

Next time I get pulled over for driving in the carpool lane I'm gonna say I got a corpse in the trunk.

Posted by: Matt at March 2, 2005 02:45 AM

From mph's link: "And for the record, pets and cadavers don't count as occupants either." There ya go. Corpses don't count.

Posted by: anitsirK at March 2, 2005 09:14 AM

"Then there was the Los Angeles undertaker who was prosecuted for driving his hearse on an HOV lane with not passengers. He appealed against his conviction on the grounds that he was carrying a body in a coffin.

He lost."

Taken from

Posted by: Daizee at March 2, 2005 10:24 AM

Same thing with a parent with kids. The kids are not drivers, so them being in that car is not removing another car from the road. Oh, I wanna bumper car them right into the dividing wall at 75 miles per hour when I see that! Grrrrr! Blood!

Posted by: Citizen Of Trantor at March 2, 2005 12:22 PM

But, Citizen, what about the parent driving the carpool of the neighborhood? One driver driving two unrelated children removes at least one car from regular traffic, right?

Posted by: Cary at March 2, 2005 01:21 PM

I might be missing something, but I'm not seeing how this is broken. Also that is a really old hearse, my guess that it's some person's daily driver, and there may be people in the back. Very creepy, but I know of a number of hearse owner's car groups. Here's one of them

Posted by: Joshua Wood at March 2, 2005 01:56 PM

That last link is a broken. You didn't put a space between it and the period at the end of your sentence.

Should be...

Posted by: Grimaldi d'Reaper at March 2, 2005 03:47 PM

Well, at least something is broken even if it is my ability to post a link. :D

Posted by: Joshua Wood at March 2, 2005 04:42 PM

well then the auto-linking feature of this website is broken... sorta... a period COULD be part of the URL, just not usually.

same thing in lots of email clients and Word, so leaving an extra space after a link is almost second nature

Posted by: adam at March 2, 2005 04:45 PM

Well I don't think the software can tell the difference between the . in index.php and the . after index.php. in my sentence. I've decided, all puntuation is broken.

This is the wave of the future Get used to it Now Ill have to try your extra space trick in the future

Posted by: Joshua Wood at March 2, 2005 05:23 PM

Of course we now have to declare capitalization broken as well as spacing andspeelingandgramarbeecuzitsnotnotpoyntless

Posted by: fuzzy at March 2, 2005 06:34 PM

Let's go back to the subject here. A dead body doesn't count. The rules say two or more PEOPLE should be in the car to go to the HOV.

Posted by: Administrator00192 at March 2, 2005 06:50 PM

does it state wether the person has to be breathing or not

Posted by: joe plaugher at March 2, 2005 07:29 PM

IRT joe plaugher:


That was established a while ago.

Posted by: Shadow at March 2, 2005 07:59 PM

you have the license plate. report him

Posted by: somebody at March 2, 2005 11:15 PM

Was married to a mort. Not allowed to use that lane for business transportation, even with 2 "live" people in the vehicle. Not a law, just a business policy.

Posted by: Linny at March 3, 2005 01:09 PM

Does a TURD count?

Posted by: ME at March 3, 2005 09:11 PM

I agree with the parents with kids comment. In addition to not taking any licensed drivers off the road, they take their kids into the city to daycare maybe in the very building they work in. Thus creating more jobs in the city and putting more drivers on the road. WTF?

Posted by: Obviously at March 4, 2005 09:35 AM

I think that that is an interesting observation. Was the hearse followed by a funeral procession? In MA funeral processions are given unlimited access to the HOV lane (sort of a good way of keeping everyone together which is tough in the rest of the lanes). It raises other questions. I know in the Midwest there are some toll bridges that charge per passenger. Would they charge this guy for one or two people? (charging per passenger is broken, I think it should be by weight as heavier vehicles stress the bridges more than lighter ones, of course it would be very expensive to weight every vehicle). Here in MA there is a state park that charges per person and often funeral processions pass through the park on the way to a cemetery. I wonder if they charge the funeral home for the deceased. I would say in this caseā€¦ not broken if the procession followed the hearse.

Posted by: ned at March 9, 2005 09:40 PM

Carpool lanes are stupid anyway. That goes for all lane restrictions on interstates as well. Trucks are prohibited from the leftmost lane on some highways. Truckers pay a lion share of the road taxes, but are only allowed to use the right and center lanes? More stupidity from government.

Posted by: Fred Flintstone at March 12, 2005 05:19 PM

Says the man who runs to start his car.

Besides, its quite obivious, its a vampire that is riding in the hearse.

Posted by: Picho at March 20, 2005 06:34 PM

Well DUHHH!! what else would be back there? a dead human

Posted by: unknown at March 24, 2005 03:44 PM

im surprised noone realized to ask how this guy took the picture while driving...

Posted by: Dee at May 18, 2005 09:39 PM

There's only one O in none, so it's not "noone".

It almost reads like midday. How broken.

Posted by: splatman at February 26, 2006 11:12 PM

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