The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games HOV lanes came into effect this morning with 5 accidents before 6AM this morning. Tweets of photos / videos of people being pulled over along with driver/passenger remarks as to the difficulty of the commute are all over Twitter. One item of note is that hybrid vehicles are also being allowed to use these HOV lanes. What gives the owner of a hybrid vehicle – with only one passenger in it – the right to use these lanes? What did the Toronto Police expect would happen this morning? Is this the definition of a cash grab?