• Washington State Patrol targets HOV lane cheaters

    By: Alison Grande


    The Washington State Patrol is teaming up with the Washington Department of Transportation to crack down on HOV lane cheaters. 

    The state patrol says its the number one complaint troopers get is about people taking the HOV lanes with only one passenger in the car. 
    The ticket is $136 but troopers say that doesn't seem to be enough to make drivers follow the law.

    This week, there are 24 motorcycle troopers in Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties doing an emphasis patrol on HOV cheaters. They'll work 14 hours a day stopping drivers and citing violators.

    WSDOT says cheaters slow traffic and in places where there are express toll lanes, violators are costing other drivers money.

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