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This State's Bill Grants Fetus the Right to Be HOV Passenger

Critics push back on Virginia legislation, saying it would strip abortion rights via 'personhood' concept

(Newser) - Pregnant but don't have a carpool companion? In Virginia, new legislation seeks to allow you to use the HOV lane anyway, counting your fetus as a second passenger. But reproductive rights advocates are wary, countering that Republicans are using the bill to try to push the concept of "...

Pregnant Driver Gets 2nd Ticket for Driving in HOV Lane

'You again?' deputy said to Brandy Bottone, who claims Texas abortion law supports her case

(Newser) - Update: A traffic citation for a pregnant Texas woman who drove in the HOV lane, claiming her unborn baby counted as a passenger, has been dismissed. But Brandy Bottone decided to tempt fate, and Texas cops, once again: The Dallas Morning News reports the 32-year-old Plano woman was ticketed a...

MTA Bigwig: Blowup Doll Isn't for HOV Lane, It's for 'Company'

Giulio Divirgilio tries to explain why he's been driving around with Carpool Kenny

(Newser) - A manager with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is either very lonely during his commutes or very sneaky. The New York Post has several photos it captured Wednesday of Giulio Divirgilio, an ex-NYPD cop and now general superintendent for the MTA's buses division, arriving to work in Brooklyn...

Fake Skeleton Doesn't Cut It in HOV Lane

Arizona trooper cites driver

(Newser) - A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper pulled over the man on Thursday after noticing he had placed a fake skeleton in the...

Hearse Driver in Carpool Lane Had 'Strangest Excuse'

'He doesn't count in the back?'

(Newser) - Dead passengers don't count for a carpool. So learned a funeral home worker spotted driving alone in a minivan in a high occupancy vehicle lane on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas on Monday. Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka soon discovered the vehicle was actually an undercover hearse holding...

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