Mitchell Rose holds the yellow stickers that hybrid owners must use to access carpool lanes. The decals, which are 7 by 3 inches and 5 by 2 inches in size, go on panels behind the rear wheels and on the bumpers.
So, you wanted to buy a hybrid to drive in a California HOV lane?
The Los Angeles Times has Sticker Shock for Owners of Hybrids.
They’re big. They’re ugly. They’re offensive. So say owners of the hybrid Toyota Prius â€” not about larger gas-guzzlers that hog the road but about the decals the state is handing out that allow hybrid owners to drive solo in carpool lanes.
Prius owners cheered when Congress approved solo driving in carpool lanes last month.
But a growing number of drivers are now protesting because the California Highway Patrol is requiring that four bright yellow decals â€” 7 by 3 inches and 5 by 2 inches in size â€” be displayed on their cars.