Former mayor and current Councillor Rob Ford says he’s illegally used the new HOV lanes put in place for the Pan Am Games.
Speaking to reporters at City Hall on Wednesday, Ford said “Those HOV lanes are a complete disaster.. a lot of people I saw, they’re by themselves.”
When asked if he’d driven in them alone, Ford responded, “I’ve gone on the HOV lanes… I’ll just go in and out, obviously, but you know, you gotta watch the cops over your shoulder… those things are a pain in the rear end, those HOV lanes.”
According to the Highway Traffic Act, if the government has designated a lane for high-occupancy vehicles, it’s an offence when motorists drive alone in them.
The 3+ passenger HOV lanes went into effect on June 29th, going until July 27th. Come July 28th, the lanes will only require 2+ occupants.