Hi All, Welp, if your in Illinois, especially Chicagoland, you might have heard our governor wants to establish HOV lanes. To me this means good bye SHM mode (55 instead of 70 mpg), hello 1 hour morning commute (rather than 40 minutes). Am I overreacting? The only way this will work is if they build an extra lane on every highway. So, maybe that is why its being proposed? To give the construction companies something to do after the massive construction projects we have been through the past few years ? The proposal to allow Hybrid vehicles in these lanes was mentioned. But, that means nothing to me. Because I do not want to go 75 mph on the highway, or be tailgated by SUV's with 2 occupants while I am doing 53 mph. Which makes me think the whole purpose for this HOV proposal is to satisfy FSP driving, Type A personality drivers, who are just not satisfied with 50 mph average highway speeds, for everybody. And would like to see HOV lanes, so they can car-pool at 70 mph highway average, while the rest of us get reduced to 30 mph average highway speeds. ARG!!! I am coming to the conclusion this will be a disaster. Can anybody help me out of this conclusion? What about fast lane higher tolls? We are all on toll highways around Chicagoland, where these HOV things would be put , of course. With I-Pass, they could easily add on a 10 cent extra toll for the far left lane. That seems to me to be better for the state. They get more money from people who could care less, and people would have a increased reason to save money by car-pooling. And this also means we are going to be exposed to the Lane-Jumpin HOV lane cheater now, like the east and west coasts. DOUBLE ARG!!!!!