Can it be? The slayer is back to generate rants and other lines of BS? Well sort of. I am back for this rant at least which is 67 times better than your life feeling incomplete without one of my rants. Anyway as I was driving up I-95 to one of my multi milling dollar power lunches, I suddenly felt inspired to rant about the HOV lane. So what does the HOV lane have to do with online marketing? Perhaps nothing, perhaps everything. It’s too soon to tell as this is a rant not a college essay which has cites, research, and other elements that add structural integrity, but rather a POS that doesn’t suck too much. I am setting the bar low to manage expectations.
So what does HOV stand for? High Occupancy Vehicle. WTF does that mean? A smart car that holds people or a 15 passenger van? From my limited understanding, HOV is to encourage commuters to carpool. Well “F” that encouragement since their “encouragement” seems to cost more money to enforce and construct roads systems around HOV lanes.
Ok back to the topic at hand, why HOV lanes suck. On I-95 in Virginia, the HOV lane begins about 20-30 mi south of the Beltway. For those of you who don’t know what area that is, too bad, tough cookies, get a computer and look it up on Google maps. . The HOV lane set up is 2 lanes going up the median of both the north and southbound lanes. In the morning it is open to traffic going and in the afternoon it is open to traffic going south. Seems straightforward right, except that morons who plan highways and budgets could have added 2 lanes going in either direction judging by all of the additional infrastructure required with the exits from the north and southbound lanes, additional signs etc. Also the shoulders are very wide on the north and southbound lanes.
I remember up near Hartford CT, they make the HOV lane 2 lanes wide to provide more separation from the schmucks driving without a …read more