Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HOV Violators to be Targeted During Tomorrow Morning's Commute

According to InsideNova.com, Virginia State Police will be patrolling during tomorrow morning's (Wednesday) rush hour looking for drivers violating High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) restrictions on Interstates 95 and 395.

The article reports that "Officers will be on the look out for violators — single drivers who use the express lanes — from Dumfries to the Pentagon between 6 and 9 a.m. Troopers will also patrol for drivers who wait on highway shoulders for the HOV restrictions to be lifted at 9 a.m.

"In 2009, police in Prince William, Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington counties and the City of Alexandria have issued 15,077 HOV violations. That number is up by more than 1,600 more over all last year, according to state police."

HOV lanes are restricted to cars and buses with three or more passengers in them, from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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