It could be for being solo in the carpool lane and it could also be for crossing double yellow lines out of carpool lane. It is common for officers to cite people for both, or one or the other. Both charges are $100 base fines, plus penalty assessments, totaling about $490 each.
Herein, how much is the ticket for the carpool?
On northbound Interstate 680 right after I-580, signs list a carpool ticket as costing $360. Then on 680 in Contra Costa County it's $381. … New signs on Interstate 880 in San Jose say a carpool ticket would cost a cheater $491. …
How much is a carpool lane ticket California?
As of 2016, carpool lane tickets cost $490 minimum in California. That's a high price to pay for California Vehicle Code (CVC) 21655.5 (b), with minimum totaling higher than other common tickets including mild to medium speeding tickets and stop sign tickets.
Is driving in the carpool lane a point?
For first time offenders who are illegally in the carpool lane and charged with violating CVC 21655.5b, the minimum fine is $481. Wrongful use of the carpool lane is not a moving violation and no points will be assessed to your drivers' license.