Laws on Carpool Lanes?

Answer 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 »

Top Q&A For: Laws on Carpool Lanes

Can the handicapped use the carpool lanes in California?

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 »

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 »

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 »

What is a carpool law?

Carpool laws are laws regulating the use of carpool lanes. Most common in Southern California, carpool lanes are lanes on the freeway reserved for vehicles with two or more people inside. Carpool l... Read More »