HOV Lane ViolationFebruary 15, 2011 | in Driver Safety For You & Your Family
According to DefensiveDriving.com, approved defensive driving course:
“Carpools and buses are frequently given special lanes on roads. If you do carpool, you can use carpool lanes to move through traffic faster and more easily.
Using a CARPOOL or HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) lane generally requires a minimum of 2 or 3 people in a vehicle, including the driver, but this depends on local regulation. ”
HOV lanes in the state of Texas are highly consistent with requiring more than one person in a vehicle for travel. So why are there so many HOV lane violators? Signs at on-ramps or along the highway tell you the minimum number of people required to be in a vehicle using the carpool or HOV lane and the days and hours that the requirement applies. The pavement of these lanes is marked with a diamond symbol and the words “HOV LANE.”
Is it really worth violating HOV lane requirements just to ride on the HOV? The answer is no. Traffic officials are constantly checking for HOV violators. HOV violations may result in up to a $200 fine (varies throughout Texas). Plus, is it really worth going through the trouble and anxiety of being stopped? If you are stopped it defeats the entire purpose of using the HOV lanes as well.
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