How Does a Carpool Lane Work?
Carpool lanes are intended to give commuters to share a car or ride the bus. The system gives people who share a ride with one, two or more people (depending on the road) access to the carpool lane. Multiple riders in cars reduces the traffic on busy highways like the ones in Queens and NYS. The vehicles in the carpool lane save time by bypassing the heaviest traffic. Most rush hour drivers are solo drivers. Since there are few vehicles with multiple passengers, especially during rush hour, the carpool lane is less congested. It is a good deal, as carpoolers save time and have a less stressful commute. In return there is less traffic, especially during rush hour. Those drivers who enter the carpool lane without the required number of people are subject to a carpool lane violation ticket.