In recent articles in The Times relating to the car-pool lane on the Costa Mesa Freeway, there have been statements that the California Highway Patrol "will increase its efforts against illegal lane changes" and that "CHP Capt. C. A. Lynd in Santa Ana has agreed to use overtime to put more officers" on that freeway.
It is stupid to pay CHP people overtime to do their job, when such people working out of their Santa Ana office either don't have the ability or the ambition to enforce laws against the worst and most dangerous, and I might add, the most visible traffic violators who drive that freeway.
I speak of the drivers of the large tractor-trailer trucks, especially the sand and gravel trucks, who illegally drive in the middle lane of the Costa Mesa Freeway.
This actually did not start until about two years ago. The CHP did nothing. Now anyone can see that nearly half of all such trucks are routinely driven in the middle lane without fear of any citation being issued.