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Florida's High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

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HOV lanes are an innovative way to encourage ridesharing and raise vehicle occupancy to reduce traffic and air pollution.




What is an HOV lane?
HOV lanes are used to move more people in fewer vehicles during times of high congestion. By doing so, HOV lanes offer a faster, more reliable commute to and from work.

HOV lanes are identified by signs and diamond symbols on the pavement. The HOV lane is separated from the other general traffic lanes by a striped buffer zone. Vehicles carrying at least two people may enter and exit the HOV lane only at designated points.

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What benefits are provided by HOV lanes?
  • Saves Time
    Travelers using HOV lanes are able to avoid congestion and arrive at their destinations more quickly than those using regular travel lanes. No more "beat the rush hour!"

  • Provides Reliable Commute
    By avoiding congestion, a more consistent commute time can be planned.

  • Saves Money
    With less time spent sitting in traffic, less fuel is wasted.

  • Decreases Stress
    HOV encourages carpooling, which means sharing driving responsibilities with others, allowing carpoolers the opportunity to sit back and relax to and from work.


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Where are they located in Florida?
HOV lanes are currently located on I-95 in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

Selecting the orange highlighted section of the county map will display a page with a close-up view and provide further detail on the county's HOV operations.

Link to close-up view of HOV lanes and information on hours of operation. Palm Beach County HOV Location

Link to close-up view of HOV lanes and information on hours of operation. Broward County HOV Location

Link to close-up view of HOV lanes and information on hours of operation. Miami-Dade County HOV Location



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