Originally Posted by Bronco_Beerslug
They're all idling in traffic in LA anyway so better to have hybrids idling than gas eaters. Hybrids don't use their gas engine when idling
I think his point was that the hybrids have jammed the carpool lanes to the point where it defeats the purpose to car pool and has resulted in fewer people utilizing carpooling as an energy conservation measure. Again resulting in more cars on the interstate and more idling by non-hybrid autos that continue to carry a sufficient passenger load so as to allow them to use the carpool lane.