High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs)
Vehicles with seating capacity of 9 – 15 are HOVs. Examples include full size passenger vans and some large SUVs. Also, full size cargo vans are classified as HOVs. Vehicles with seating capacity of greater than 15 are not HOVs by definition, and require a Class C Commercial Driver's License for operation.
Yes, HOV drivers must be at least 19 years old and have 3 years driving experience. Drivers must meet all other eligibility criteria (licensing and driving record) and must complete HOV driver training before driving. Driver training includes defensive driving concepts, information specific to HOVs, and a behind-the-wheel road test. Driver training must be repeated every four years, or more frequently in the event of a conditional driving record.
RMS recommends that drivers complete the UA's HOV training program. However, if similar training has been recently obtained elsewhere, RMS will review the program content on a case-by-case basis to determine if it can be accepted until the driver can attend the UA's program.