HOV lane


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HOV lane

 (āch′ō-vē′)
n.
An expressway lane restricted to vehicles with at least a set minimum of occupants, usually two.

HOV lane


n.
a highway or street lane for high-occupancy vehicles, usu. marked with large diamond shapes on the pavement.
[1990–95]
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The HOV lane is located on the leftmost lane or fifth lane near the wall of Metro Rail Transit (MRT).
Earlier, the MMDA extended its trial run of the HOV lane up to the first week of January to help it gather more data on the traffic scheme meant to encourage carpooling among motorists.
As far as the implementation of the HOV lane is concerned, Garcia said they will continue with the dry run up to the second week of January next year until they finish gathering data for heavily tinted cars.
According to the MMDA, only cars that have two or more passengers will be allowed to ply the HOV Lane, which is the leftmost lane, as it advised motorists that frequently drive along EDSA alone to take the 3rd or 4th lane (motorcycle lane) instead.
In 2006, Virginia legislators went against the recommendations of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which assessed that hybrids had pushed certain HOV lanes beyond capacity, and voted to extend HOV lane privileges for hybrids when the incentive was set to expire.
Or, it could create a different sort of "toll" for solo motorists who are willing to pay extra to drive in the HOV lane.
The feasibility study said: "Further work has suggested that this could lead to an increase in accidents, due to an increased risk of vehicles in the outside HOV lane 'undertaking' slower vehicles in that lane.
For almost a year, Pringle had driven in the HOV lane with "Tillie," a fully dressed mannequin, in his car's passenger seat.
The Conservative-Liberal Democrat administration has signalled the possible removal of bus lanes across the city next year and the HOV lane - which it eventually wants to introduce on the major arterial routes - will instead give priority to vehicles carrying two or more people.
Whenever there's at least one other passenger in my car, I take advantage of the HOV lane.
An additional lane should be put in as an HOV lane.
But as congestion has continued to mount along many of the nation's metropolitan transit corridors, transportation officials have begun paying increasing attention to the idea that the relative luxury of speedy travel in an HOV lane is a benefit that solo drivers will pay to enjoy.