SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Washington State Patrol tweeted that troopers stopped more than 80 High Occupancy Vehicle lane violators in Snohomish County on Tuesday morning.
Six troopers on motorcycles stopped 82 violators in 2.5 hours, Trooper Jacob Kennett said.
Kennett did not say if the drivers received a ticket but did say that first-time offenders are subject to a $189 infraction while a second offense costs $339.
The HOV lane is purposed for two or more people riding in a vehicle and is not to be used as a passing lane, law enforcement said.
Kennett said that during toll lane peak hours, three or more people may be required to be in a vehicle while in the HOV lane.
6 Motorcycle Troopers in Sno County stopped 82 HOV violators in only 2.5 hours this morning. 1st time offenders will receive a $189 infraction. 2nd offense will cost $339. HOV lane is for 2 or more people and not a passing lane. Toll lane peak hours may require 3 or more.— Trooper Jacob Kennett (@wspd7pio) August 2, 2022
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