State troopers go after carpool-lane violators

Troopers issued 85 warnings and cited 1,671 drivers in one week.

Associated Press

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Patrol had a busy week catching carpool lane violators.

KING-TV reports that troopers conducted a one-week operation to catch drivers misusing high-occupancy vehicle, or HOV, lanes.

The emphasis focused on King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties and was funded by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

The agency reports that 17 troopers spread across three counties made contact with 1,756 drivers. Of those traffic stops, troopers issued 85 warnings and cited 1,671 drivers.

Of note, troopers ticketed 17 drivers on two separate occasions each. One driver was ticketed three separate times.

WSDOT funded the project to stress how HOV violations can impact Washington’s overall transportation system.

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