Jun 25, 2015
By Jane Brown
You probably know that temporary HOV lanes come into effect on Monday ahead of the Pan Am Games.
But you may not know that if you’re pulled over for driving with fewer than 3 people in your vehicle while in a high occupancy lane, you could face a $110 ticket and three demerit points on your licence.
OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says the HOV lane use will be enforced for marked and unmarked vehicles and he’s warning motorists to be prepared.
In addition to officers on the road, the network of roughly 240 traffic cameras around the GTA will also be focused on motorists. In fact, tips from transit drivers and other drivers will also be checked out to ensure only those allowed to use the HOV lanes are, Schmidt explained.
The temporary HOV lanes have been added along roads such as the QEW, Gardiner Expressway, Don Valley Parkway, the 401 and 427. They will be restricted to vehicles with three or more people from June 29th to July 27th. The requirement drops to two or more people between July 28th and August 18th, as well as games accredited vehicles and public transit.
HOV lane restrictions will not be enforced overnight between the hours of 11pm and 5am.
OPP Sgt Schmidt will be the first guest on Zoomer Radio’s Goldhawk Fights Back after the 11am news. Have your say about the Pan AM HOV lanes!