It's crazy how California bureaucracies think.
Let's mark car that are not HOV so they can use the HOV lanes. We have 10 kinds of special plates, so ...
LET'S MAKE THEM STICKERS!!!!
How many? Well for a cop to see them while you are driving, a single one on the back will work. Since HOV lanes are to the left, have them put it on the right side of the rear.
Naw... Too easy. Make them put one on each of the 4 sides of the car!!! We would put one on the roof, but there are convertibles. Rats. We could have them put one the bottom of the car, but it's too hard to get them to stick.
Now ... We have White Stickers that mean ZEV. But our policy changes from time to time, and we already have 3 colors of HOV stickers, so let's make it an even 4 colors to simplify matter and increase sticker production cost. Wait. If we make the stickers 2 sizes, won't that ALSO cost a little more? GREAT IDEA Simpson, you can take a month off with pay!
We are proof that the California school system collapsed in the 1970's.
yes.. a special front plate for HOV access.. simple idea that works - would eliminate all those fake HOV-access vehicles in LA/OC like the Prius and Civics with the green stickers (but actually are stock, ICE vehicles)
also, online application for HOV access also so that applications can be tracked and it wouldn't take 2+ months to cash a check, check a vin, and mail some stickers.
I have used these stickers on my old toyota prius. They dont come off cleanly and look awful. after that experience I refused to apply them on my model S or 3. I keep mine in the glove box. Just in case I am pulled over. lets face it if a cop cant figure out your car is an EV he has no business being a Peace Officer
The method of identification (red decals at specific location on vehicle is determined by the CHP & Fed DOT) From CA Veh code:This is what happens when you make the state legislature a jobs program for the mentally retarded.
They could even have dramatically increased compliance with the front plate law by giving an INCENTIVE to put the damned things on.
What I don't get is why issue this interim red decal. Both red and white expire Jan 1 2019. Plus red decals only began issuing on Mar 1. So, they're only good for 10 months max.(f) (1) For purposes of subdivision (a), the Department of the California Highway Patrol and the department, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, shall design and specify the placement of the decal, label, or other identifier on the vehicle. Each decal, label, or other identifier issued for a vehicle shall display a unique number, which shall be printed on, or affixed to, the vehicle registration.