I am not a commuter. I rarely go down I-66 in rush hour. In fact, I pretty much move heaven and earth to NOT go down I-66 during rush hour. Today was an exception. I got caught in the thick of it between 3:30 and 4:00 PM. There was no escape.
So here I am, riding along in my rather elderly SUV, looking at all the cars in the HOV2+ lane and all of a sudden, it dawned on me–90% of the cars were occupied by just one person. I looked at my clock, I looked at my cell phone, just to make sure that I had the right time.
They simply didn’t give a crap. 90% of the cars in an HOV2+ lane should not be single occupant cars! Where is the state of Virginia? Where are the cameras? Where are the drones? Why are people not being fined within an inch of their lives for this violation?
Traveling in an HOV lane is a moving violation on your record if you are caught. These people didn’t seem to have a care in the world. There were also a bunch of commercial trucks just tooling along.
Shame on the State of Virginia for allowing this flagrant violation. Shame on them for not enforcing their own laws. No wonder I-66 is such a mess. I am shocked, stunned and disappointed. A pox on the house of the HOV violator!