MnDOT pilots technology to catch carpool lane cheats


October 14, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing new technology that is giving state troopers a better chance to catch carpool lane cheats.

Nearly one in seven motorists illegally uses the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes that during rush hours are reserved for carpools of two or more people, buses, motorcycles and solo drivers who pay to use them. Through September, the State Patrol has issued nearly 3,500 citations to motorists who have flouted the law, compared with 2,933 written in all of 2018.


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