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Old 11-21-2012, 05:59 AM  
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New 495 HOT lanes?

Anyone use them yet and not get in a wreak?
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:50 AM  
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With the revenue generators we have out here *cough*StatePolice*cough* Im afraid to try anything new they have out here

Then again I rarely get outside of the Hampton Roads bubble
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:02 PM  
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What the heck is a HOT lane?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:20 AM  
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High Occupancy Turdcarrier. (Or something like that)

Basically its an incentive to 'carpool' or 'rideshare' - they give you your own designated lane(s)/alternate route(s) for operators of vehicles that have more than one passenger.



And after reading further - the infamous "T" of the acronym - TOLL.
You get to pay $$$ for this said convenience.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:44 PM  
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The tolls make it a NOT lane for me.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:41 PM  
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There are HOV and HOT lanes.

HOV High Occupancy Vehicle (Cars 2 or more, motorcycle, vans, buses) are free.

HOT lanes are High Occupancy Toll lanes cost you. They are in the process of bringing the HOV lanes all the way down to Stafford here in VA.


With these lanes we also have people called Slugs. Slugs are too lazy to drive themselves and too cheap to pay train fair. So they stand in the middle of a commuter lot and bum rides to work and home every day of the week. There is a whole protocol you have to follow. You can't talk unless the driver talks. You can't change the radio you can't do anything buy ride unless the driver says its ok.

http://www.slug-lines.com/slugging/About_Slugging.asp
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