- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Highway Patrol is cracking down on HOV violators on Interstate 15 after the Utah Department of Transportation found that 20 percent of drivers in the express lane of the freeway are there illegally.

Troopers will be looking for HOV lane violators as well as those who cross in and out of the lane even when there is a double white line.

UDOT estimates that 1 in 5 vehicles in the HOV or express lanes don’t belong there, either because there aren’t enough people in the vehicle to qualify for it, the driver doesn’t have an Express Pass or the vehicle is pulling a trailer.

The HOV crackdown will run from Oct. 16 through Oct. 18 but troopers say they are always looking for violators.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide