I have an Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) with the WHITE Clean Air Stickers. Can I drive in the designated HOV/carpool-only lane even if I am driving across the bridge by myself?
Yes. Qualified single-occupancy ILEVs and other clean air vehicles are permitted to use dedicated HOV/carpool lanes in the Bay Area during designated carpool hours, if these vehicles are displaying the distinctive WHITE stickers issued by the DMV. Cars that meet these requirements are typically certified pure zero emission vehicles (PZEV) (100% battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell) and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. For a complete list of qualifying clean air vehicles, go to:http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/carpool/carpool.htm#FAQ. The expiration date for the WHITE stickers is January 1, 2015. As with all other carpool vehicles, single-occupancy ILEVs must also pay tolls when driving across the Bay Area toll bridges in an HOV/carpool lane.
The Golden Gate Bridge does not have HOV/carpool-only lanes. Therefore, vehicles with the WHITE stickers using this bridge must pass through a staffed toll lane. The driver must stop and show the toll collector their visible decal and have a valid FasTrak toll tag in the vehicle for payment of the discounted carpool toll.
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