Virginia State Police are stepping up enforcement of HOV rules and catching a lot of violators in the process.


On one morning in October alone, police issued 89 citations in a three hour period along Interstate 95 and Interstate 395. Those violations include two second offenses and one incident of driving under the influence.


Between July 26 and September 12, a total of 2,200 summonses were issued by officers focusing on HOV enforcement in northern Virginia. In 2008, a total of 18,269 summonses were issued by police in northern Virginia for HOV violations.


According to police, the large-scale enforcement efforts will continue. A first offense results in a $125 fine. With each subsequent offense, the fine doubles up to $1,000 for the fourth violation.

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Mike 01/12/2010 05:18 PM
I am very glad to see law enforcement crack down on HOV violators. There should be routine daily policing of the HOV. If not, violators will continue to disregard and disobey the law with no consequences. I use HOV daily and there are many 1-person per car violators after 6am who clog the HOV. This is a blatant disregard of the law. Way to go law enforcement...GOOD JOB!!!
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