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In urban New York, traffic can be a serious issue. The state of New York is the third most populated state in the country, and New York City is the most populated city in the nation by more than 45%. As such, congestion can be a big problem in urban metro areas and certain measures must be taken to relieve it. One way of combating this congestion is via the implementation of carpool lanes to discourage large numbers of vehicles on the road.
Carpool lanes – also known as High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes – are designated for use by vehicles containing two or more people only. This way, motorists are encouraged to carpool. This lowers the number of vehicles on the road, improves traffic congestion, and lowers the amount of harmful gas emissions in the state. These privileges are only for vehicles with multiple passengers, however. Any solo motorist who attempts to use the carpool lane will be penalized.
In general, anyone caught in the HOV lane without a passenger will receive 3 points and be required to pay a fine of over $100. It is also important to note that crossing into or out of the carpool lane at any area other than a designated entry point will result in additional traffic violations, fees, and possible points. This is regardless of whether or not you have a passenger. Such penalties can cause severe damage to your driving record and your finances, so contact a New York traffic ticket lawyer right away to discuss your situation and your legal options.
Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP today to consult with a New York traffic lawyer who will stop at nothing to fight your ticket. We understand the severity of your situation, especially if you are approaching the limit of 10 points on your record in the past 18 months. Don't take chances! Hire a member of our team today for aggressive legal representation and defense.
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