Can the handicapped use the carpool lanes in California?

Answer No, according to the California Highway Patrol, disabled drivers are not granted special permission to use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. To use HOV lanes, all drivers must drive a low-emissio... Read More »

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How to Drive Your Hybrid in California Carpool Lanes?

California has recently passed a bill that makes it legal for owners of the Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, and Honda Civic Hybrid to drive in the HOV (carpool) lanes with just a single occupant. Whil... Read More »

Laws on Carpool Lanes?

To encourage carpooling and cut air pollution, roads and urban freeways in some states provide a reserved lane for some vehicles during rush hours. Vehicles allowed in such lanes generally include ... Read More »

Does a baby count for carpool lanes?

A carpool lane, or high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lane, is designed for vehicles with two or more passengers. If you have a child or infant in the car, that does count as having another passenger, so... Read More »

Can you change lanes in an intersection in California?

If there are marked lanes for the turn, then the driver is supposed to stay in his/her lane. If there are no lane markers (lines) then the driver is free to pick a lane that is safe to use. The dri... Read More »