Shenzhen’s transportation commission is considering high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes on Nanping Expressway, Binhai and Binhe boulevards, the Daily Sunshine reported.
An HOV lane, or carpool lane, is a restricted traffic lane reserved at peak travel times for the exclusive use of vehicles with one or more passengers.
The news caused a public debate. People who agreed on this said it could improve use of road resources and reduce traffic congestion.
Citizen Mr Li held a different idea. He said:”It is difficult to execute. To set a HOV lane is to encourage carpool, but carpool is not protected by law recently. Once the driver gets the money from passengers, it will be considered as ‘illegal operation’. How to define the difference and relationship between ‘carpool’ and ‘illegal operation’ is difficult. Don’t launch HOV lane until carpool is legal.”
Citizen Ms Jiang said it is difficult to supervise in the long term, even the traffic police can’t tell how many people in the car as the front windscreen is dark. A neitizen joked to put a fake man in the co-pilot seat and then he can go whichever way he wants.