Local Police Focus on HOV Scofflaws

Wednesday, May 5, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM EDT
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Local Police Focus on HOV Scofflaws

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Police in the Washington region are teaming up to crack down on traffic scofflaws for Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day.

Police officers will be looking for High Occupancy Vehicle lane cheaters in Maryland and Virginia on Wednesday.

They'll be watching HOV lanes on Interstates 66, 95, 395 and 270, the Dulles Toll Road and Route 50 during the morning and
evening rush hours.

Violators in Maryland face a $90 fine and one point on their driving records, and in Virginia repeat offenders face fines as high
as $1,000 and three points on their records.

Virginia police will also be enforcing the state's new "Move Over" law, which requires drivers to change lanes or slow down
when passing emergency personnel stopped on the road. Violators face fines up to $2,500 and up to 12 months in jail.

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