The Diamond Lane is the carpool lane in California. The cars that are allowed in these lanes are White Clean Air and Green Clean Air vehicle sticker cars.
not assume they will make space for you to return to your lane
maintain a safe cushion of space ahead and behind your vehicle
A parked car should not protrude into the traffic lane at all. Get your wheels within 6 inches of the curb and you'll be out of the traffic lane. If you have an oversized vehicle, find off-street parking.
I would say the vehicle on the right is at fault, because the vehicle on the left is a "passing vehicle." You must always yield the right-of-way and keep to the right of a passing vehicle on the left. Or whoever has the bigger vehicle
California VC Section 21658 refers to laned roadway and safe lane changes. The (a) portion states "A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practical entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from the lane until such movement can be made with reasonable safety."
HOV lane (High Occupancy Vehicle) 2+ passengers must be in the vehicle while driving in said lanes.
Obey posted signs and lane indicators, maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of them.
As of 09/19/11, if you receive a ticket for failing to maintain your lane, it will cost you $297.00.
Indicates a High Occupancy Vehicle Lane