Hybrids banned from the carpool lane?

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Starting July 1, 2011, gas-electric hybrid vehicles will be barred from driving solo in California's carpool lanes. Is your Prius still precious? Does this change your vehicle-buying plans?

Your response to our questions is confidential, but a reporter for The Madeleine Brand Show wants to interview hybrid owners and other freeway users about this change, so if you're willing to be contacted, please look for the permission buttons below.