Ticket for driving in the HOV

reelsloppyreelsloppy Posts: 80 Deckhand
I got a ticket for driving in the HOV land. Does anyone know if they assess points for this? Has anyone had any luck with traffic lawyers on this type of offense?
I appreciate the help
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  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 Officer
    HOV?

    Where are you from
    When I was younger, I could remember anything...

    whether it had happened or not.

    Mark Twain
  • pupraiserpupraiser Posts: 10,261 AG
    What statute did you get charged with? That will determine if points are assessed.

    What do you need a lawyer for?
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 Officer
    Popeye wrote: »
    HOV?

    Where are you from

    I was first
    When I was younger, I could remember anything...

    whether it had happened or not.

    Mark Twain
  • PolarPolar Lake WorthPosts: 22,406 AG
    Is it 2 or more people, or more than 2 people?
  • Machine HeadMachine Head Posts: 2,634 Officer
    Can't help with your question but I have notice them enforcing the law much more lately
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  • Machine HeadMachine Head Posts: 2,634 Officer
    2 or more
    "There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame
  • 9-Lives9-Lives Posts: 2,121 Captain
    Popeye wrote: »
    HOV?

    Where are you from



    Popeye wrote: »
    I was first


    You didn't properly include a question mark so you got bumbed
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  • PolarPolar Lake WorthPosts: 22,406 AG
    does a 9 year old count as a second person?
  • pupraiserpupraiser Posts: 10,261 AG
    Polar wrote: »
    does a 9 year old count as a second person?

    Yes, you do.
  • reelsloppyreelsloppy Posts: 80 Deckhand
    I was driving by myself in the HOV (High Occupency Vehicle) lane in Broward county. I live in Palm Beach County.
    The lawyer would be used to potentially get me out of driving school or maybe even having to pay the fine. Seems like a stretch but maybe others have done it.
  • PolarPolar Lake WorthPosts: 22,406 AG
    ok, I knew that was coming
  • reelsloppyreelsloppy Posts: 80 Deckhand
  • pupraiserpupraiser Posts: 10,261 AG
    Florida Statute 316.074(1) is a generic statute used for violation of a traffic control device. Technically, anything could be a traffic control device. It doesn't have to be a stop sign or red light. So some officers use this statute to cite drivers who violate the HOV lane sign restriction. If your ticket has this statute, and you pay it, you will get points on your license. In other words, don't just pay it.


    More info here: http://www.ungerandkowitt.com/traffic-ticket-blog/bid/134263/What-To-Do-With-Your-HOV-Lane-Ticket
  • mikevmikev Posts: 10,822 AG
    Get out of that lane. You have no business being there.
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  • Tell the judge that you thought your van was a high occupancy vehicle.
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  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    reelsloppy wrote: »
    I was driving by myself in the HOV (High Occupency Vehicle) lane in Broward county. I live in Palm Beach County.
    The lawyer would be used to potentially get me out of driving school or maybe even having to pay the fine. Seems like a stretch but maybe others have done it.

    Are you special or something?
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  • King_MeKing_Me Delray Beach, FLPosts: 5,416 Admiral
    I got one a few years back and the officer said it would not add points to my driving record. Ticket was $171 :banghead
  • pupraiserpupraiser Posts: 10,261 AG
    reelsloppy wrote: »
    I was driving by myself in the HOV (High Occupency Vehicle) lane in Broward county. I live in Palm Beach County.
    The lawyer would be used to potentially get me out of driving school or maybe even having to pay the fine. Seems like a stretch but maybe others have done it.

    If points are an issue, then you may need the lawyer route. Seems to me that it would be more $$$ than it is worth.
  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 Officer
    id blame it on someone else
    When I was younger, I could remember anything...

    whether it had happened or not.

    Mark Twain
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 20,097 AG
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  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 26,174 AG
    pupraiser wrote: »
    Florida Statute 316.074(1) is a generic statute used for violation of a traffic control device. Technically, anything could be a traffic control device. It doesn't have to be a stop sign or red light. So some officers use this statute to cite drivers who violate the HOV lane sign restriction. If your ticket has this statute, and you pay it, you will get points on your license. In other words, don't just pay it.


    More info here: http://www.ungerandkowitt.com/traffic-ticket-blog/bid/134263/What-To-Do-With-Your-HOV-Lane-Ticket

    Wrong statute. He was charged with 316.0741(3)

    According to your link there is no points for the statute he was charged with.

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  • jad1097jad1097 Posts: 9,610 Admiral
    http://blog.trafficticketteam.com/blog/bid/314456/HOV-Traffic-Ticket-in-Florida-I-95-Turnpike-Dolphin-Expressway

    There are two kinds of HOV tickets. Pay attention to the parenthetical below, they matter.

    HOV TICKET FOR VIOLATING 316.074(1)

    If you get a ticket for violating the HOV law, you might get cited under 316.074 (1). This is the "catch all" statute. That means, that it covers several types of violations like running a red light or an illegal U-turn. Basically, it says that you ignored a traffic control device and you will get points for this traffic ticket. Thus, if you EVER get a ticket under 316.074(1), call the Traffic Ticket Team ASAP.
    HOV TICKET FOR VIOLATING 316.0741

    If you get a traffic ticket for driving in the HOV lane, you might get a ticket under 316.0741. This is specific to HOV violations and has no parenthetical. This HOV ticket does not carry points. However, like a Red Light Camera ticket that carries no points, you should not pay this ticket either. If you do, it will be on your record and can still adversely effect you.
  • reelsloppyreelsloppy Posts: 80 Deckhand
    cadman wrote: »
    Wrong statute. He was charged with 316.0741(3)

    According to your link there is no points for the statute he was charged with.


    Hmmm. The article doesn't specifically talk about 316.0741(3). Unless all variants of 0741 don't involve points.
  • pupraiserpupraiser Posts: 10,261 AG
    (3) Except as provided in subsection (4), a vehicle may not be driven in an HOV lane if the vehicle is occupied by fewer than the number of occupants indicated by a traffic control device. A driver who violates this section shall be cited for a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318.
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,690 AG
    Cyclist wrote: »
    Are you special or something?

    This
  • bullgatorbullgator Posts: 1,940 Officer
    Does a body in the trunk count?
  • dnelsondnelson Posts: 239 Deckhand
    Kills me how someone does something they know is not right and then go the lawyer route to get out of it!! Responsible for your actions- just saying.
  • reelsloppyreelsloppy Posts: 80 Deckhand
    Sure I'm special. I don't typicaly drive south but that particular day I had to drive south and was running late. The traffic around SW 10th street piles up because of people wanting to get onto the Sawgrass. The HOV was wide open so I took it. At the time I was in my wife's van so I thought I could pull it off. Wrong.
    Other than traffic tickets I'm a law abiding citizen, I promise. The tricounty area has 1000's of lawyers that do can handle this kind of stuff.
    Why not try?
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 5,353 Admiral
    :Agree break the law, pay the fine.

    You guys keep saying not to pay the ticket. They don't suspend your licence down there for not paying it? They will in GA.
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