Re "State Limits Hybrids in Fast Lanes," Aug. 12
The great irony about allowing solo drivers in hybrid cars to use the carpool lane is that they get more miles per gallon in the stop-and-go traffic of regular freeway lanes. That is why their miles per gallon are higher in the city than on the open road. The ordinary vehicle without a hybrid engine gets better mileage in free-flowing traffic. Theoretically, there would be lower emissions and we would conserve more fuel if the hybrids were the cars stuck in traffic!