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HOV Lane Violators: Be Warned Police Increasing Enforcement
Press Release
Monday, October 01, 2018

Drivers traveling on HOV lanes need to make sure they are following the law. Starting this week, METRO Police will increase enforcement activities along North Freeway (Interstate 45 N) HOV lanes in an effort to discourage violators and improve travel speeds. 

Carpools, vanpools and motorcyclists ride for free. Carpools of two or more people qualify to enter the lanes with the exception of the Northwest Freeway from 6:30-8 a.m. During those hours carpools on U.S. 290 West HOV must have at least three people. Solo drivers have the option of paying a toll to use them during certain times. A complete HOV/ HOT lane schedule can be found at this link

METRO Police patrol HOV lanes during all hours of operation. While they focus primarily on HOV lane safety and occupancy requirements, all state motor vehicle laws are enforced. Violators receive warnings or fines, which can range up to $200.00 per violation.




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