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Traffic Tickets

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Charges

Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane - HTA 154 (1)(3)
Fail to obey lane sign - HTA 154 (1) (c)


X-Copper has successfully represented thousands of clients that have been charged with traffic tickets for the improper use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.

An H.O.V Lane will specify criteria depicting who is allowed access to the lane. The most commonly known criteria be that you have more than a depicted set number of passengers in the vehicle along with you.

Some of the criteria in place may only allow certain types of vehicle like busses, limos, or taxis to use the lane. Another example of criteria may only allow access for vehicles with a specific “green” license plate designation.

The criteria can differ depending on the lane, type of road, and the signage in place.

Ultimately, if you do not meet the depicted requirements and are caught within, entering, or exiting an HOV lane, you are committing a traffic violation. These offences may seem like very minor violations however the penalties for this offences will affect your driving record and could raise your insurance premiums.

Penalties for improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane:

  • Three demerit points
  • $110.00 set fine
  • A conviction on your driving record

Penalties for fail to obey lane sign.

  • Three demerit points
  • $110.00 set fine
  • A conviction on your driving record


How X-Copper can help you fight a HOV Lane Charge:

All of X-Copper’s paralegals are licensed to provide legal services by The Law Society of Upper Canada.  This ensures that all of our clients receive the utmost in professionalism, confidentiality, and security for their legal representation. 

How can X-Copper help you fight a traffic ticket?

X-Copper prepares for every HOV Lane case by ordering and reviewing the Police Officer’s notes and disclosure evidence before we attend court on your behalf.  This ensures that our team of professionals are always prepared to represent you before we have even walked into the court room.

X-Copper's team of professionals will always strive to eliminate your charges entirely. If we are unsuccessful in eliminating the charges, we will negotiate with the prosecutors to protect against demerit points, protect your licence from being suspended, negotiate the lowest possible fine and keep you out of jail (if applicable).

X-Copper is committed to providing effective legal services you can afford.

Protect your driving freedom. Call us now for your free consultation at 1-888-XCOPPER (1-888-926-7737) or click here for a free online quote. 

X-Copper Reviews and Testimonials

Friday March 27, 2015
I received your message and I just want to thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, this charge is definitely a lot better than a careless driving charge, I am ok and I did purchase another car, I bought a really nice 2003 Chevy Malibu, I have had it since January 15th I love it! Again thanks so much! Hope u have a nice weekend! "
Tammy - Cambridge , Ontario
Cambridge Branch
Tuesday March 24, 2015
I just received the Final Invoice letter from you and I would just like to thank you for all your help on my ticket. I will recomend XCopper to anyone I know who needs help with a driving charge. Thanks "
Jesse - Barrie , Ontario
Barrie Branch