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Ban Hybrids From Carpool Lanes

Editorial says California's law allowing solo drivers in hybrid cars to use high occupancy lanes doesn't do any good -- it's only about feeling good.

"If California were serious about using hybrid cars to promote energy conservation, it would ban them from the carpool lane, no matter the number of passengers they carry. After all, hybrids are thriftier on fuel in stop-and-go driving, not when flying down the highway."

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