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When is a carpool viable?

Ted Balaker
January 11, 2006, 10:31am

In November I pointed to a story about a woman who got ticketed for a carpool lane violation. She claimed that she did have two people in the car because she was pregnant. She challenged the ticket, and now we learn that she's lost: I get the pregnancy tester part, but guns and radios? Don't cops already carry those? The confusion continues: Not exactly. Carpool lanes were supposed to take cars off the road by increasing vehicle occupancies. But as Bob Poole and I note in this study, carpools just aren't very good at doing this. One other bit of confusion. In the original article from November Dickinson mentioned that her unborn child was in her stomach. Hmmm.

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