Offbeat: Driver ticketed for attempting the HOV lane with the ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’

Commuting to work can become a chore, which is why the HOV lane exists–to encourage carpooling to reduce the volume of vehicles during peak hours.

But during those specific hours, the HOV lane exists only for those with at least two or more extra passengers. And those passengers ought to be real, even if its the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” or a cardboard cut-out of one.

That’s what a man in Washington state tried to do on a Monday morning earlier this week. When stopped by a Washington State Patrol, the driver replied: “He’s my best friend.”

The cut-out was confiscated, but a $124 ticket was issued. And to recognize the humor in the situation, the agency even tweeted: “I don’t always violate the HOV lane law … but when I do, I get a $124 ticket.”

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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