Highway Patrol FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • WHEN CAN I DRIVE IN THE HOV LANES?

HOV lanes are reserved for buses and passenger vehicles with 2+ occupants only during these times: Monday - Friday 6:00-10:00 am and 3:00-8:00 pm.

All other times, single drivers can go on the HOV lane.

Children are considered an occupant of the vehicle (does not have to be a 2nd adult in the car).

Motorcycles are always permitted.

NO trailers, commercial vans/trucks are permitted.

Vehicles properly registered for the Clean Pass program and have the DMV sticker displayed are permitted any time (regardless of how many people are in the vehicle).

You can contact the Highway Patrol Office for assistance at 631-852-5960 (M-F 9 am - 4 pm)

To help us with your inquiry please have one or more of the following:

Your name, Incident date, complaint number, plate number, type of car, accident report number

Depending on the circumstances, your vehicle may have been towed by a town agency:

Town of Brookhaven Impound Yard – 631-451-6562

Town of Islip Impound Section – 631-224-5306

You can contact the Highway Patrol Office for assistance at 631-852-5960 (M-F 9am - 4pm)

If your accident report was prepared by a member of the Highway Patrol Bureau:

Please supply your information and report number, and a supervisor will be assigned to review the report, and determine if any change to the report is warranted.You will be notified by the supervisor of the status of your request.