HOV crackdown tickets hundreds
Hundreds of drivers in Maryland and Virginia were cited for HOV lane violations during a region-wide crackdown on Tuesday, reports Potomac Local.
Police issued 575 HOV violations — 548 first time violations, 19 were second offenses, six were cited for a third offense and two were issued $1,000 tickets for their fourth offense, according to Corinne Geller, a Virginia State spokeswoman.
One HOV violator said, "I didn't even know, I'm not from here, I was just following my GPS."
In the region, more than 700 were cited, during the morning and evening rush hour commutes on I-95, I-66, I-270 and I-395. One person from Centreville was cited for a DUI — he wasn't on the HOV lane.
Next time, take the slower lanes — that $125 ticket could go to merrier things, such as a tank of gas, a sandwich, a pool pass and some bottles of booze.
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