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Old 02-24-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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Sorry if this is an obvious question. Just wondering if you can drive in HOV w/ a hybrid (and only 1 person) like you can in Cali....
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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Straight from the METRO website.

Laws of the Lanes



Any vehicle meeting occupancy and weight restrictions may use the HOV, with the following exceptions:
  • No single-occupancy vehicles.
  • No vehicles towing trailers of any sort.
  • No trucks with more than two axles or a gross weight capacity of one ton or greater.
  • No bicycles (motorcycles are allowed).
  • No pedestrians.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:19 PM
 
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You are thinking of California which allows this in some areas if you are able to get one of the few permits. This was introduced as a law in Texas but it didn't get anywhere.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:09 AM
 
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Straight from the METRO website.

Laws of the Lanes



Any vehicle meeting occupancy and weight restrictions may use the HOV, with the following exceptions:
  • No single-occupancy vehicles.
  • No vehicles towing trailers of any sort.
  • No trucks with more than two axles or a gross weight capacity of one ton or greater.
  • No bicycles (motorcycles are allowed).
  • No pedestrians.
OMG that's hilarious! They actually put that "No pedestrians" in there??
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Why would a hybrid get a free pass, it still uses fuel. Even when you plug in, you're still burning fossil fuels.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Why would a hybrid get a free pass, it still uses fuel. Even when you plug in, you're still burning fossil fuels.
and motorcycles are burning unicorn tears?
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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yeah, I don't get the motorcycle thing either. Maybe they mean two people on?
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:17 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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OMG that's hilarious! They actually put that "No pedestrians" in there??
They have to try and eliminate all possibilities. And you only need one person to ride the HOV if you're using a motorcycle. I've seen them use it plenty of times.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Houston area
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and motorcycles are burning unicorn tears?
lol. Unicorn tears.
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