HOV Lane Enforcement Has Begun

22-Mile Stretch Will Be Enforced 24/7

Nevada's Morning News
June 19, 2019 - 8:37 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Valley drivers are done with their "free trial" of brand new carpool lanes on I-15 and U.S. 95.

Starting Thursday, NHP began enforcing rules on the 22- mile stretch that runs along I-15 between Silverado Ranch and U.S. 95, and on U.S. 95 from I-15 north to Elkhorn. That rule enforcement will be in effect 24/7.

For the past month, everyone's been able to use the carpool lanes without fear of a ticket, with NHP hoping motorists familiarize themselves with the rules of the lanes. Here's a quick primer of who can and can't use those lanes.

Who can?

Vehicles with two or more occupants


Emergency and law enforcement vehicles

Who can't?

Vehicles with one occupant.

Electirc cars, except those with two occupants. 

Trucks with more than two axels.

Vehicles that don't enter or exit the carpool lane at one of the broken line points that mark the entry/exit points.

Expect a "zero tolerance" attitude from NHP as enforcement of carpool rules begin. Fines are $250 if you violate the rules. So far, as of Friday at 2pm, 31 drivers have been issued tickets for carpool lane-related violations.



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