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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Last but not the least, the barriers on top of the yellow lane on EDSA proves that putting up dedicated lanes with physical barriers especially for motorcycles and the HOV lane will make things move faster and make driving on EDSA safer.
The incident took place after a man driving a McLaren drove southbound on the northbound I-805 HOV lane in excess of 100 mph and crashed, causing the fiery pileup, the CHP said.
Garcia also said in an earlier press conference that the HOV lane policy covers ride-hailing companies but asserted that the policy was not anti-transport network vehicle services.
But while the full implementation of the HOV lane is suspended, the dry run will continue.
The HOV lane represents a restricted usage traffic lane reserved for vehicles carrying a predetermined number of occupants.
Some studies have focused on the travel time reliability on HOV lane, but very few of them examined the impact of traffic incidents on travel time reliability of HOV lanes.
Chu [3] showed that the initial location of an HOV lane has a significant impact on the welfare of users, the location of these lanes on road corridors is desirable for the benefits they confer on both infrastructure users and society, to achieve a more efficient use of capacity.
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.
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.
Candace Dickinson received a ticket November 8 when she was driving in the HOV lane on Interstate 10 near Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported.
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.