But, for the driver who's more interested in saving time than fuel, there's always the option of dressing up a bit of plastic piping with a Gandalf mask and a baseball cap and hitting the open lane. But, if you go through all this trouble to illegally ride in the HOV lane, don't forget to buckle up your silent passenger. A driver near Seattle forgot to do this recently and was pulled over for a suspected seat belt violation. The end result? A $124 ticket and one confiscated dummy. Gandalf gone? Methinks he will return in a later chapter wearing a new, whiter robe.