The other day I was a little late (surprise, surprise) driving down the 91 freeway in a little bit of traffic (again, big surprise). Brendan was sleeping in the back seat and I was trying to figure out the quickest lane to drive in to get where I wanted to go. My eyes veered to the left and I see the carpool lane traveling at a nice 65 miles an hour while I stop & go at a measly 40 mph.
I technically have two people in the car, I could drive in the carpool lane. But the again, the point of the carpool lane was to encourage drivers to ride-share, not to enable moms with an infant in a carseat to get to the mall faster. But a rule is a rule, and I wouldn't be breaking any rules by driving in this beloved lane, right?
What do you think? I know that a baby is a person, but is carting a baby around really considered a carpool?
By the way, I didn't end up in that lane, I took my time and drove to the mall in my 40 mph lane with the rest of Southern California.