Re "Express-lane enforcement blitz: Utah troopers find easy pickings" (Tribune, Aug. 17):
"They will tell their friends what happened, and word will spread," Trooper Emery Calkins said as he lamely explained why he spent a whole day pulling over violators in the carpool lane and only giving them warnings instead of $100 tickets. Yeah, the word they will spread is that the Utah Highway Patrol doesn't treat carpool-lane lawbreakers as seriously as it treats speeders.
I can't believe UHP is implementing such a silly policy. Apparently, the only reason it is policing carpool lanes at all is because Utah could otherwise lose federal money. Without the feds' pressure, they wouldn't be doing anything.