Carpool Lane Use By Hybrids Causes 'Prius Backlash'

Carpooling motorists complain that solo drivers in hybrid cars are clogging high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes.
April 11, 2006, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"When California allowed solo occupants of hybrid cars to use carpool lanes last year, many thought they were merging onto a narrow strip of car culture heaven.

But increasingly, hybrid owners say they feel like the victims of road rage.

Carpoolers accuse them of driving too slowly in order to maximize their fuel efficiency, and of clogging diamond lanes that were once clear."

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Published on Monday, April 10, 2006 in The Los Angeles Times
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