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DMV stickers for HOV lane application

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by bart513, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. bart513

    bart513 Member

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    Is there any way to apply the DMV HOV stickers without actually sticking them onto the paint???? I do have the paint armour but hate to put any sticker on the car. In NY we have to apply 6 of them.....:cursing:
     
  2. Lloyd

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    Get a piece of armour, put the sticker(s) on the laminate, cut it out, and then on the car. That way you can remove it without damaging the paint.
     
  3. bart513

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    Thanks Lloyd. Any thoughts on where I can pickup armour scraps?
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    We'll get this moved over to the existing thread, but in the meantime you'll find lots of info here: California DMV - Plates HOV Stickers

    You can get scraps at a local body shop or on eBay.
     
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    Perfect thanks!!
     
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    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I would hate to be putting stickers on my car. You guys should lobby your states to do what Ontario, Canada has done and come up with a special license plate. Normal blue on white plates can be replaced with this green on white plate that allows the owner into HOV lanes etc. with no messy, ugly stickers required:

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    I picked mine up at the store that did my tinting for me. They gave me enough for my stickers, and thanked me for the good idea.
     
  8. ipdamages

    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    i wrote a letter to the california DMV in 2010 to see about this. the response i received was not very strong, IMO, but it is pretty clear that what the government position is: tough - and if you don't like it, don't put the sticker on.

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    Because they treat it as a temporary program...

    Makes sense.
     
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    I'm glad I'm in AZ... don't want any stickers on the car!

    FWIW, the AZ program has 2 types:
    - Alternate Fuel -- car must run on something other than gasoline or diesel. HOV access granted to all.
    - Hybrid sticker on the Alt Fuel plate. Also allows HOV access, but the program is capped at 10,000 -- and is currently closed to new applicants. Once or twice a year they open it back up, but all avail slots are taken within hours.

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    I put the CA HOV stickers below the quarter panels and rear right on the grey area below the paint - seems like they can peel off from that area.
     
  12. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Interesting response. I'm going to contact them - if they issue EV license plates and HOV access is discontinued, why would they need to recall the plates? The cars are still EVs, it's just the HOV access would be discontinued. They didn't recall all the yellow HOV access stickers plastered across a b'zillion Prii - yet those owners don't get in the HOV lanes. So leave the plates on the cars, identifying them for what they are.

    I don't see an issue with issuing EV plates.
     
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    Neither does Ontario. They've said that the HOV benefits are temporary. No need to recall the plates!

    I love the "industry/owners representative" comment. So it sounds like someone from industry got to represent us owners, then? Probably GM? Like they know best what WE want? Bah.
     

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