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I have a hybrid vehicle with the YELLOW clean air stickers. Can I drive in the designated HOV/carpool-only lane even if I am driving by myself?

No. Effective July 1, 2011, the YELLOW clean air stickers issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have expired. You are no longer qualified to drive in a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane (also called a "carpool lane") as a solo driver. Drivers using an HOV/carpool lane without the required number of passengers may be cited by law enforcement.

Topic: Special Vehicles