I wasn't really implying that SLC is the only place with HOV lanes, as much as that its funny that it requires all sorts of laws and fees and amendments to operate them effectively. Of course, the worst part is that every city/state seems to have different laws for using them anyway.
Then again, I've always marveled that people can't seem to figure out even a 2 lane divided hwy in the first place... You know, cruise in right, pass on left. pretty simple, right?
What always made me laugh: "high occupancy vehicle"? I mean come on, my MR2 qualifies. It seats two... maximum. I would never call 2 a high number of people in a car. But I guess calling it the "More Than One" lane sounded silly.