Dear Caltrans,

Last weekend we had the opportunity to enjoy making use of the express lanes on I-580 through the tri-valley, and it got me to thinking that this system should be used for all HOV lanes.

It’s no secret that HOV lane abuse is rampant and while the fine is very steep, that actually requires getting caught. Having been a law enforcement officer I can say from experience that CHP has more important things to do with their time.

If California installs the same equipment along all HOV lanes and charges a fee for use if the vehicle is under-populated, this will go a long way toward cleaning up the abuse, and the system will pay for itself in pretty short order.

Please make this happen.

Sincerely,
Those of us who aren’t abusive

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