Carpool/HOV Lanes: Vilolation of 14th Amendment

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    People who have more than one occupant in their cars don't pay any more in fuel taxes (in fact they pay less, on a per-passenger basis), nor do they pay any more in license and registration fees for their vehicles.

    Yet, they're somehow "deserving" of special lanes on urban freeways?

    Blow me.

    Discuss.

    P.S....I'm an habitual poacher of HOV/carpool lanes.....Never been ticketed........Sue me.
     
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    Rational basis, carpooling cuts down on everything from highway maintenance to fuel consumption. The law is rationally related to a reasonable policy objective.

    Put your blow up doll in the passenger seat like everybody else does and you're golden. :thup:
     
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    Rational basis: Irrelevant.

    When they pay more, then they can get more...Until then, they're moochers hiding behind political correctness.
     
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    I guess I don't have any problem with bus lanes or carpool lanes because they do reduce the traffic in the other lanes where I live since I usually don't have anybody in the car with me. (Our blow up doll sprung a leak awhile back and we've never found a suitable replacement.)

    But, just as I have been known to exceed the speed limit a bit when I was in a hurry and could do so safely, I wouldn't feel too much remorse poaching in the carpool lane in a pinch.
     
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    Did something spark this or have we just run out of topics to discuss on USMB? :eusa_eh:
     
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    PTTTTTT.

    It's the same right-of-way, paid for by the same tax payers.

    Yet, zillions of construction and maintenance dollars are set aside to make separate lanes, ramps and interchanges.

    What, are y'all nuts?
     
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    Doesn't have to be smart to be constitutional under the 14th. In fact it can be really fucking stupid. But it's still rational basis. Unless you think single occupants of cars should benefit from a higher level of scrutiny?
     
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    Agree with premise of OP but for different reasons. Every morning when I go to work (sole occupant of my car), I watch car after car with only one occupant, boogying along in the CP lane. Add that there aren't that many cars in the CP lane.

    What they ought to do is shitcan the CP lanes and just add another full-out traffic lane. I think that would reduce traffic a lot more than what's going on now.

    I also think that people who drive single drive in a CP lane are violating hate crime statutes. ;)
     
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    Equal protection, man.

    What makes a car with two people in it more worthy of a right to the road than a single occupant vehicle?

    Separate but equal?
     

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