The Soapbox: HOV LANE
So in Sept of 2009 we in kelowna got the HOV LANE , a big deal was made of this lane for making the highway easier to travel and being more green. At the same time a big deal was made for the enforcement of the proper useage in regards to who and what can use the HOV LANE. In fact there were tickets given out and a lot of bitching was done by the people who recieved them. Then in 2010 and 2011 comes the big no no of no Cell phone useage no Texting while driving. At this time we are still constantly bombared with ads on the radio and the tv about this and yet there is NO ads about the HOV LANE and how to use and when to use it. Tickets are given out daily for Texting for Cell usage while driving but I ask anyone when was the last time any one heard or recieved a ticket for improper useage of the HOV LANE. It is a Wonder why it is called an HOV Lane and I predict that within 2 more years that the HOV LANE in Kelowna will be called nothing more then the 3rd lane of Harvey Ave. I constantly see between 5 and 10 drivers using that lane as a 3rd lane and not as an HOV LANE just walking across it to our local mall, I also see constantly people in that lane using there cell or texing so I ask the Question why is there no enforcement on this lane. I also wonder why the drivers that use the HOV lane Improperly are usually Business People or Drivers most definitely that are in there mid 30’s to late 40’s do these people feel that the law does not aply to them or do they feel they are above the Law. So I say good on the young people, those people over 50 that use the HOV Lane properly and if there are Business People using the HOV Lane properly good on them also.