The carpool lane, also referred to as the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lane, was established to encourage people to carpool to and from work, as well as to various other destinations. Its purpose is to help cut down on congestion, save on gas consumption, scale down commute times, lower harmful emissions and significantly decrease the number of vehicles traveling along state highways. To drive in the carpool lane your vehicle needs to have a minimum of two people on board. If you are found to be driving in the carpool lane without the minimum number of occupants you will be facing fines and various other penalties. In an effort to strongly discourage this type of traffic violation, any individual who is cited for a carpool lane violation will also have 3 points added to his or her DMV record. Driving in or out of the carpool lane at non-designated areas can result in citations, fines and additional points being added to one's DMV record as well.
Individuals who accumulate too many points on their records may have their driving privileges suspended or revoked. The most effective way to fight carpool lane violations, or other traffic violations, is to obtain legal counsel from an experienced NYC traffic ticket lawyer. Our firm has had much success helping people fight traffic tickets and other citations they have received. We understand the impact such violations can have on your ability to perform your day to day duties, provide for your family, get to and from work, and more.
Why risk the suspension of your driver's license, face an increase in insurance rates and be forced to pay massive fines and penalties, when a simple call to our firm could make all the difference? Our lawyers are dedicated to seeing that good people like you receive the representation they need to protect their interests. If you have received a citation for a carpool lane violation, or you are rapidly approaching the maximum allowed number of points you can have on your DMV record, we recommend you contact Gannes & Musico, LLP and schedule to meet with one of our skilled traffic ticket lawyers as soon as possible.