HOV Lane Ticket

3 Demerit points & a Fine of $110

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HOV Lane
Improper Use of HOV Lane

Demerit Points

3 Points


$110 plus court costs

HOV Lane

Understanding High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes is crucial for efficient and responsible driving.

These lanes are designed to promote carpooling by allowing vehicles with a certain minimum number of passengers to use a less congested lane.

The specific requirement often involves having more than a predetermined number of occupants in the vehicle.

This approach not only speeds up travel for those who carpool but also encourages a reduction in traffic volume and environmental impact by promoting shared rides.

Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane – HTA 154 (1)(3)

  • HOV Lane Designation: Minister may designate lanes on the King’s Highway as HOV lanes, with clear marking.
  • Usage Limitations: Designation can be limited by time of year, day, or specific conditions. Only vehicles with a specified number of occupants may use these lanes.
  • Regulations: Rules for using HOV lanes, including exemptions and conditions for these exemptions.
  • Signs and Markings: Instructions for erecting signs and placing markings for HOV lanes and their entry/exit points.
  • Construction Zones: Temporary changes to HOV lanes in construction zones are allowed, effective only when properly signed.
  • Regulation Flexibility: Regulations can be general or specific, varying by vehicle type.
  • Legal Requirement: Driving in HOV lanes must comply with this section and its regulations.
  • Fail to Obey Lane Sign: HTA 154(1)(C)

Penalties for HOV Lane Ticket

  • Fine Amount: The set fine for improper use of an HOV lane is $110 (plus court costs)
  • Demerit Points: Three (3) demerit points upon conviction These penalties are for provincial highways.
  • Municipal or regional roads with HOV lanes may have their own set of penalties and enforcement procedures.
  • Conviction remains on driving record for 3 years
  • May affect insurance rates


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