§291C-222 Designation of high
occupancy vehicle lane. (a) The director of transportation by rules
adopted in accordance with chapter 91, and the counties by ordinance, may
designate high occupancy vehicle lanes as to roadways under their respective
(b) Signs and other official traffic-control
devices that designate high occupancy vehicle lanes shall be placed and
maintained to advise drivers of the high occupancy vehicle requirement and the
hours of usage. When the high occupancy vehicle lane also serves as a
contraflow lane, the hours of usage as a high occupancy vehicle lane shall be
the time when the lane is coned for use as a high occupancy vehicle lane.
(c) No motor vehicle shall be operated upon
these lanes except in conformance with the instructions on the signs and other
official traffic-control devices.
(d) A motorcycle may use any high occupancy
vehicle lane, regardless of the number of occupants.
(e) Any vehicle authorized by rules adopted in
accordance with chapter 91 may use any high occupancy vehicle lane, regardless
of the number of occupants, when the use is determined to enhance public safety
and improves traffic conditions. [L 1993, c 224, pt of §1; am L 1997, c 309,