While some use the Beltway lanes to avoid congestion, other drivers remain suspicious of them.
Virginia state police are asking that people in the D.C. area have their holiday visitors familiarize themselves with the new Beltway traffic patterns.
The 495 Express Lanes on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway opened over the weekend, but Monday morning marks the first rush hour for the high-occupancy (HOT) lanes.
The 495 Express Lanes open early Saturday morning. Share your thoughts.
Dr. Gridlock reviews these essentials: The rules for using the lanes and the safety features.