Bill Proposes Allowing Unborn Children To Count As HOV Passengers

A bill introduced in the House of Delegates would allow pregnant women to count their unborn child as a passenger in Virginia’s express lanes. Under the measure, a pregnant woman would be allowed to drive in a high occupancy vehicle or high occupancy toll lane if they are in a lane overseen by a photo-enforcement system. The bill would also apply to pregnant women who can provide “proof” when being pulled over in an HOV or HOT lane.