...was reading a thread by an acquaintance in another forum...details are: Guy driving down freeway...BOOM! Tire blows/goes flat. He takes the first exit off the freeway; there was no shoulder to pull onto. Just so happens this exit is 'carpool only'; WA State Trooper sees his car pull off. Cop follows, and Cites the kid for "Restricted Occupancy Lane Violation"; in spite of the cop being pointed towards and recognizing the blown/flat tire. "There is no excuse..blah blah blah", as he writes citation; $150. Please - somebody - anyone - try to convince me Traffic laws are about anything MORE than generating revenue for government? Or - maybe just try to convince me traffic laws are MORE about safety than revenue generation....I doubt it can be done. I'm convinced the cop in question should be fired; he clearly has VERY poor judgement. (sigh).