Q&A - Motorcycle HOV Lane Use
I'm kind of in a dilemma here. I understand how HOV lanes work and that motorcycles are exempt for the 2 person or more rule. My issue is with the ones in towns rather than the highways. Some of the lanes are marked only with a bicycle (which i get are for them only), but most are marked with a bicycle AND a diamond.
I've talked to many people but can't seem to get a straight answer if motorcycles are allowed to use these lanes.
Some motorcyclists say you can and they do, others don't know, some police said you can't, yet i have rode my motorcycle in the lanes when traffic was at a stand still and passed police whom have done nothing more than smile and wave at me.
Whenever i do use them it's only because traffic has stopped and i stay below 20km/h.
I'm just confused as to why i wouldn't be allowed to use these lanes considering they are marked with the HOV symbol.
Thank you for your time, and if you would also be able to send me a link to a legal website stating motorcycles can in fact be in these lanes, it would be greatly appreciated.