Like most states, the State of Virginia has "High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes", better known as "carpool lanes". These are lanes which are open only to cars which have a certain minimum number of passengers. To drive on an HOV-3 lane, the car must have at least three occupants.
Recently, a woman in Virginia was ticketed for improperly driving on an HOV-3 lane (sorry, I lost the link). Her defense? There were three in her car: (1) herself, (2) her child in the backseat, and (3) her unborn baby.
This raised the question as to whether an unborn baby is a "person". The ears of anti-choice advocates pricked up (which is why the story became national).
Well, the Virginia Department of Transporation weighs in. From their HOV FAQ website:
I’m pregnant. Do I count as one person or two?
In HOV world, you’re one person. However, babies of any age count as a person.
Not to worry, anti-choice advocates. That’s in "HOV world". As for the real world, VDOT ain’t touchin’ that.