ORANGE COUNTY ALMANAC : 10 Years Ago Today . . .

. . . To keep motorists from crossing illegally into carpool lanes on the Costa Mesa Freeway, Caltrans officials announced plans to use blue striping, nine-inch plastic pylons and reflector dots.

A citizens’ group opposed to carpool lanes asked motorists to attach red banners to vehicle antennas and to drive with headlights on in protest.

Source: Times archives