PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The HOV lane, or high-occupancy vehicle lane, aka the carpool lane, is a restricted traffic lane reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers or cars with low emissions license plates. In Arizona, there are specific hours for use. In the morning, it's from 6 to 9, and in the evening it's from 3 to 7.

Stanley Roberts road along with Trooper Evans of the Arizona Department of Public Safety and looked for drivers driving solo during the restricted hours. The fine for violating the HOV restrictions is $404 and two points in your driver's license unless you qualify for traffic school.

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DPS says its troopers issue more than 4,000 HOV lane citations each year. There are more than 175 miles of HOV lanes built into Arizona's freeway system.

[RELATED: '#NiceTry!' DPS tweets about driver caught in HOV lane with mannequin as passenger]

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.
 
 

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