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Can I Use The HOV Lane?

I started this post thinking that it should be relatively easy to explain when you can use the HOV lane in Florida. Instead, I have come away more frustrated with the law, lawyers, legislators, and any big government advocate out there. This is a classic example of bureaucratic "___________" (input word here).
How Would You Write The HOV Law? Before we get into the baloney of how the Florida legislature wrote the HOV law, let's imagine that we wrote it or just imagine how you think it was written. With a little thought we would come up with something like:
HOV means High Occupancy Vehicle and that type vehicle can be any vehicle that has a driver and at least one passenger.HOV Lane means a lane designated for use by an HOV. A designated HOV lane requires that any vehicle driven in that lane have at least 2 people in that vehicle.If there is only one person in the vehicle while driving in an HOV lane that person is breaking the law and if caught shall be issued a ticket. …

What You Must Do If You Are Involved In A Car Accident

Everyday people are involved in car accidents. Hopefully it is not you! But if it was, would you know what to do immediately following the accident? My guess is that most people do not because the law is boring to read and no one really has the time to do all the research over something they hope never occurs. So below I try to explain what the law requires if you are in an accident and hopefully in a way that is not as boring as the statutory language...

Oops! Did I just hit that car? I will skip over the obvious - if an accident occurs and there has been a death or serious bodily injury you have to remain at the scene, render aid, and call the police and emergency response personnel (911). If you don't bad things will happen.
Let's say you are in the typical accident, there is damage to both vehicles, and it is too early to tell if anyone is injured because you are all walking around filled with adrenaline. If neither car is operable you will be staying around. You could run…