cwerdna wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:41 pm
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detai ... 19/2019_68
confirms the stickers issued in 2020 will be orange.
Also, this program for low income folks goes into effect.
Clean Air Vehicle Decals for Low-Income Californians (SB 957, Lara – 2018): Allows certain used vehicles that were previously issued a green or white clean air vehicle decal to receive another clean air vehicle decal, granting access to high occupancy vehicle lanes until January 1, 2024. To qualify, the vehicle must have a new owner whose income is 80 percent or less than the statewide medium income.
Thanks for that. I checked the HOV web page a few days ago and there was no info on what the new color would be - checking it now, there still isn't: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy ... v/vr/decal
They're just about out of available colors. Using the resistor color code chart as a guide, Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green
, Blue, Violet
, Gray, White
, I assume that Black and Brown are probably not options due to difficulty seeing them, so that leaves just Blue and Gray unused. Maybe they hope they can phase the program out before they have to start repeating, which would undoubtedly be a hassle for CHP.
I wasn't sure if they were going to extend the program or not, although canceling it seemed unlikely given the current political climate. Although I'm still not a fan of the program as it encourages exactly the behavior that causes congestion (both generally and now in the HOV lanes) in the first place, It's good that they're going to let people who can't afford new Teslas and similar high-priced PEVs benefit from the HOV stickers now, as they probably have to commute further given high housing prices in the major metro areas. We really need to get away from "Tesla Lanes".