Yellow-Sticker Hybrid Program Ends Friday

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011  |  Updated 5:16 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
2013 Celeb Baby Boom

Getty Images

Hybrid cars may lose some of their luster this weekend when the state's yellow-sticker program comes to an end.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Come Friday, your morning commute could get a little longer.

About 85,000 yellow-sticker-wearing hybrid vehicles will be forced out of the carpool lanes and into regular traffic as the state's yellow-sticker program comes to an end July 1.

The program, which was initially launched to encourage Californians to purchase hybrid vehicles, allowed hybrid-owners to drive in carpool lanes even if they were the only ones in the car.

The program has already been extended twice and State Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Los Angeles, who authored the initial bill, told the San Francisco Examiner that it's about time for it to expire.

When the program was launched, hybrids were still a foreign concept in the state. Now California is trying to push drivers into electric and CNG vehicles.

To encourage that, the state runs a white-sticker incentive program that allows CNG and electric car drivers to operate in carpool lanes even with only one driver.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out