Dr. Gridlock - Police team up for HOV enforcement
By Michael Bolden | July 20, 2010; 2:03 PM ET
Categories: Advisories , Commuting , Driving , Maryland , Northern Virgnia
Police Team Up For HOV Enforcement
Police in Maryland and Virginia are teaming up to enforce HOV rules across the region on Wednesday in their second "Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day."
State police from Maryland and Virginia, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police and authorities from Fairfax and Arlington counties will all participate in the effort during morning and evening rush hours.
Virginia police will focus on Interstates 66, 95, 395 and the Dulles Toll Road. Maryland State Police will target Interstates 270 and 495. Virginia State Police also plan to increase interstate patrols for speeders and aggressive drivers in the region.
Authorities said the first Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day in May resulted in two fugitives being arrested and more than 1,200 violations being cited.
"Our first HOV Awareness Day in the Capitol region was well received by many Northern Virginians and Marylanders who are fed up with the blatant abuse of HOV lanes," said Capt. Tracy Russillo, of the Virginia State Police Fairfax Division. "Disregard for HOV lane regulations will not be tolerated in either state. This multi-agency initiative is strictly about keeping traffic moving safely through the Capitol region for everyone's benefit."
-- Staff reports
Haha MD rarely enforces this, VA will be going insane on the interstates issuing tickets left and right. Notice how VA blatantly admits they will be looking for speeders on every main roadway.