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Cops enforce HOV on U.S. 50 in Md.

Wednesday - 8/10/2011, 6:44am  ET

BOWIE, Md. - Police in Maryland are out Wednesday morning ticketing drivers who violate the High Occupancy Vehicle lane rules along U.S. 50.

The patrols are looking for violators between U.S. 301 and the Capital Beltway.

Caught without two or more people in your car and you'll get a $90 fine for failing to obey a traffic control device.

Police said the initiative is a response to complaints about HOV violations.

HOV restrictions along that stretch are in effect 24 hours a day along that 7.5-mile stretch.

In Virignia. if you violate the HOV rules, you get $125 fine. A second offense jumps to $250, plus three points on your license.

WTOP's Kristi King contributed to this report. Follow Kristi and WTOP on Twitter.

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