The Kessler Law Firm

HOV Lane Violations - 3 Violations For One Continuous Motion

Police Officers can issue a driver multiple traffic tickets for one continuous act or motion. For example, this is evident in situations relating to an alleged improper entry or exit from the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on the Long Island Expressway. 


If the officer perceives a driver to enter or exit a prohibited HOV lane area, a ticket may be issued for a violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) Section 1128D for having “Crossed Hazardous Markings.”

 A second companion ticket is frequently issued in this situation for a violation of VTL Section 1128A “Unsafe Lane Change.” In some instances, a third ticket will be issued for violation of VTL Section 1110A “Disobey A Traffic Control Device.” This results from disobeying a sign or pavement markings which related to the HOV lane.


This recently happened to me in the Lake Success Village Court. I accidently drove into the HOV lane and tried to get out as quickly as possible. I was able to plea-bargain all three charges down from 8 points to 3 no-point parking violations. I successfully defend drivers who are overly charged with multiple moving violations for a single driving act. Never hesitate to call for a free consultation.