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Virginia Troopers Step Up Enforcement Of HOV Lane Violations

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More Virginia state troopers will be looking for HOV lane violators in Arlington County this morning.

Troopers are out in greater numbers on Interstates 395 and 95 as part of a special initiative targeting High Occupancy Vehicle lane scofflaws. Sergeant Jim De Ford says a new plan was needed after even more drivers filed complaints.

"Some of the e-mails that we get from citizens suggested that they don't see us out there," said De Ford. "We're actually out there doing HOV violations or HOV enforcement every single day. We need to be more noticeable I think in order to be a better deterrent."

HOV lane violators face fines ranging from $125 for their first offense to $1,000 for their fourth one.

Leslie Byford reports...


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