What is the name of your state? California
I'm visiting my sister and we have a small debate going on... she says she doesn't think she can drive in the 2-person carpool lane if it's just herself and her 2-month old baby in the car. I say nonsense, he meets the definition of "person" and that's all it takes. (He's certainly cute enough to qualify as three or four people, and loud and stinky enough at certain times as well.)
Without a doubt, she's hewing to the spirit of the law, which is meant to encourage adults to share rides. But I think the letter of the law is something different. I found lots of statutes regarding changing lanes in and out of HOV lanes and how an HOV lane is designated, but couldn't point her toward the statute or code section that defines "person" for the purposes of this issue. Can anyone put their finger on it for me? Thanks!