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Drivers Cited in HOV Crackdown

Police officers on highways in Maryland and Virginia cracked down on HOV violators again this week.

A total of 377 drivers were issued first-time offenses for illegally using express lanes. Seven drivers were issues their second offense and 1 driver nabbed their third one.

The traffic enforcement was conducted during rush hour on Thursday and was called “Capital Region HOV Awareness Day.” It included patrols by Maryland State Police, Virginia State Police, Arlington County Police, Fairfax County Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police and Prince William County Police.

HOV violators on Interstates 66, 95, 395, and the Dulles Toll Road in Virginia were targeted. In Maryland,

state police conducted its HOV enforcement efforts on Interstate 270.

Here’s more from Virginia State Police:

In addition, Maryland and Virginia law enforcement cited 12 drivers for speeding and reckless driving. Twenty motorists were cited for driving on a suspended license. Law enforcement issued 16 summonses for inspection violations and 12 summonses for expired registrations. Five seat belt violations were cited, along with four child restraint violations. Forty-two motorists were given warnings

for various violations. Two impaired drivers were charged with DUI.

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