HOV emphasis patrol Sept 10-14

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The Washington State Department of Transportation is partnering with the Washington State Patrol to conduct a five-day high occupancy vehicle (HOV) emphasis Sept. 10-14.

This emphasis will involve 14 state patrol motorcycle troopers and will include north Pierce County, all of King County and south Snohomish County.

HOV violations are one of the most frequent complaints the state patrol receives, and troopers are looking for these violators daily.

WSDOT’s central Puget Sound HOV lanes are designed to provide faster and more reliable options for travelers who rideshare through carpool, vanpool or public transit. The HOV system also enhances the efficient operation of the entire freeway network by moving more people in fewer vehicles

WSDOT reminds travelers that HOV violators disrupt the overall function of the HOV system on our roadways, which increases the cost of transit that operate within HOV lanes.

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