Carpool Lane Violations

HOV Lane Ticket Attorneys in New York

New York Carpool Lane Violations

In order to drive in the carpool lane, also referred to as the HOV lane, your vehicle needs to have a minimum of two (HOV–2) or three (HOV–3) people on board. HOV lanes can be found on many of New York City’s highways and bridges, including: 

  • Gowanus Expressway (HOV–3)
  • Long Island Expressway (HOV–3)
  • Manhattan Bridge (HOV–2)
  • Queensboro Bridge (HOV–2)
  • Staten Island Expressway (HOV–3)

If you are found to be driving in the carpool lane without the minimum number of occupants, you could face fines and various other penalties.


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HOV Lane Ticket Points & Fines in NY

In the state of New York, anyone caught driving in the carpool lane without a passenger – which is typically cited as a “disobeying traffic control device” ticket (VTL § 1110(a)) – will receive two points on their DMV record and be required to pay a fine of more than $100. 

It is also important to note that crossing into or out of the HOV lane at any area other than a designated entry point will result in additional violations, fees, and possible points. This is regardless of whether or not you have a passenger in the car.

Individuals who accumulate too many points on their records may have their driving privileges suspended or revoked, which is why you should discuss your options with an attorney at Gannes & Musico before paying the ticket.

How to Fight an HOV Lane Ticket in NY

The most effective way to fight a carpool lane violation is to obtain legal counsel from an HOV ticket lawyer in NYC. If you were cited for an HOV lane violation, your next call should be to the New York City traffic ticket lawyers at Gannes & Musico, LLP. Our firm can fight to uphold your rights and craft a case that meets your specific needs. 

Call Our New York City HOV Ticket Attorneys

Why risk the suspension of your driver's license, face an increase in insurance rates, and be forced to pay fines and penalties when a simple call to Gannes & Musico, LLP could make all the difference? Our traffic ticket 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 in New York City, 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 a free consultation with one of our HOV ticket attorneys as soon as possible. 

We understand the impact that 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.


Don't take chances! Hire an NYC carpool lane ticket attorney at our firm today for aggressive legal representation: (877) 803-2603.


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