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Virginia State Police are conducting a crackdown on HOV violators during the morning and afternoon rush hours on Friday.

Virginia State Police are conducting a crackdown on HOV violators during the morning and afternoon rush hours on Friday.

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VIRGINIA CRACKING DOWN ON I-66 TOLL VIOLATIONS

According to WTOP:

“Virginia State Police are conducting a crackdown on HOV violators during the morning and afternoon rush hours on Friday. Between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on the eastbound lanes into D.C., and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. westbound out of the nation’s capital, drivers looking to take the express lanes for free must have an E-ZPass Flex installed with the HOV button in the “on” position.”

But, don’t think about getting sneaky and turning on HOV mode when it’s only you in the car:

“Any driver by themselves with the transponder in HOV mode face a hefty citation — so do drivers without an E-ZPass trying to use the lanes.”

Here’s the potential hit to your pocketbook:

“The fines range from $125 for the first time, $250 for the second, $500 for the third time and $1,000 for a fourth-time offender.”

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