HOV Lanes – Aren’t Designed for Blow-Up Dolls

Update: see previous post – November 30, 2011 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes

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A 51 year old Burlington driver was charged for using the HOV lane with a blow-up doll as a passenger, dressed in a jacket and wearing a cap

High Occupany Vehicle (HOV) Lanes are reserved and dedicated for motor vehicles carrying two (2) or more living passengers.

The Gardiner Expressway was widened to incorporate HOV lanes, in both directions, between the Guelph Line and Trafalgar Road. On November 29, 2010 the lanes opened to traffic. There are now seventeen (17) kilometres of HOV lanes on Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) in both directions between Guelph Line and Trafalgar Road.

HOV Signage

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 the Burlington Ontario Provincial Police (the “OPP”) received a “tip” from another motorist, that a vehicle travelling  in the QEW eastbound HOV lanes, during the morning rush hour, had a questionable passenger in his motor vehicle.

Upon investigation, the OPP located the motor vehicle, in the HOV lanes on the QEW, near the Guelph Line, in Oakville.

When the motor vehicle was pulled over, the officers allegedly found that the driver’s passenger, was in fact an inflatable female sex doll, wearing a seatbelt, dressed in a jacket and wearing a cap.

Police said they caught a man driving in the HOV lane in Oakville Wednesday with a blow-up doll in the passenger seat.

17 Kilometres of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes opened, in both directions, on the QEW between Guelph Line and Trafalgar Road on November 29, 2010

As a result of the OPP’s findings, the 51 year old Burlington driver was charged with two (2) offences regarding the improper use of the HOV lane.

 

 

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