Woman Uses Inflatable Grinch To Travel In Carpool Lane
A woman uses inflatable grinch to travel in carpool lanein Arizona driver. State Trooper Ferguson saw a car with a green passenger in a carpool lane on Interstate 10 in Phoenix last week, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Even though the driver's gag made the officer's heart beat faster, that didn't stop the driver from getting in trouble for using the HOV lane when it wasn't allowed.
Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the state of Arizona mandates that a minimum of two people must be in a car during rush hour. The minimum fine for violating the carpool rules is $400.
So, a woman uses inflatable grinch to travel in carpool lane. On its Twitter account, the agency could not resist posting a photo of the Grinchwith the driver's face obscured.
The tweet stated, 'The grumpy green guy was, in fact, an inflatable Grinch.'
Officials said they admire the driver's "festive spirit," but that his actions were nonetheless prohibited. They are advising drivers to obey traffic laws by stating, 'Don't be a dummy and try to get around the HOV law.'
The Arizona Department of Transportation responded to the photo on Twitter by quoting a Dr. Seuss book: "HOV lane violators are as cuddly as a cactus and as lovely as an eel." The words continue, 'You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!'
A county sheriff's officer costumed as the Grinch made an appearance during the holiday season in Florida, where some vehicles who were speeding through an elementary school zone on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway received a pungent onion as a reminder to calm down.
Col. Lou Caputo, who has worked for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for 37 years and came up with the idea more than 20 years ago, went back on patrol on Tuesday.
Drivers who exceed the school zone speed limit by fewer than five miles per hour may pick between receiving a traffic penalty or receiving an onion from the Grinch. Those who exceed that speed will certainly face an expensive citation.
It's about education, awareness that our school zones are still operating even though it's the holiday season. We want people to slow down.- Col. Lou Caputo
Caputo stated that he portrays the fictional character invented by children's author Dr. Seuss to offer motorists a 'present,' but also to draw positive attention to the need to follow speed restrictions in school zones.
It takes them off-guard. But when I give them a clear choice of a citation or the onion, they will take the onion. And I've had them eat the onion right in front of me.- Col. Lou Caputo
A woman uses inflatable grinch to travel in carpool lane. She was caught after this, leading officials to remind travelers that inflatable holiday decorations do not count as an additional passenger.