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Local Police Focus on HOV Scofflaws



    Local Police Focus on HOV Scofflaws

    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.