Rob Ford hits head­lines again

Ad­mits mis­us­ing HOV lanes; calls them ‘a pain in the rear end’

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

For­mer Toronto mayor Rob Ford ad­mits he has bro­ken the law by driv­ing in spe­cial high­oc­cu­pancy-ve­hi­cle lanes set up for the Pan Amer­i­can Games while he is driv­ing alone.

The city coun­cil­lor says he watches out for the po­lice as he moves in and out of the lanes that are re­served for ve­hi­cles with at least three peo­ple in­side. sees a lot of other peo­ple do­ing the same thing.

The tem­po­rary lanes will be in op­er­a­tion from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. dur­ing the games, which will see thou­sands of ath­letes and visi­tors de­scend on the city and its sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act, if the gov­ern­ment has des­ig­nated a lane for high-oc­cu­pancy ve­hi­cles only, it’s an of­fence for mo­torists to break those rules.

Ford made his com­ments to re­porters at city hall on Wed­nes­day. Doc­tors have told Ford he can work one or two days a week as he re­cov­ers from can­cer surgery, and grad­u­ally in­crease to a full-time load.

Toronto and the sur­round­ing area are host­ing the Pan Am Games from July 10 to 26.

The lanes will be re­stricted to at least two peo­ple per ve­hi­cle dur­ing the Para­pan Am Games from Aug. 7 to 15.

Rob Ford

Ford calls the HOV lanes “a pain in the rear end,” adding he

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