* I'm a small business owner who must use the freeway to service clients. There is no way that I can car-pool. Why can't I obtain a certificate or license to use car-pool lanes? During the gas crunch in the '70s business persons requiring the use of their car to survive could obtain a certificate to get gas during any day of the week.
Many top government officials use limousines, which means that they can use a car-pool lane. If they were an independent business person, they wouldn't get a chauffeur and could not use the car-pool lane. In other words, a government official that is dependent on our taxes to survive not only has the privilege of using our tax dollars to have a driver but can use car-pool lanes as well. However, as a taxpaying citizen I cannot.