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Hybrids Now Allowed in Turnpike HOV Lanes

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NJTPKStarting today, hybrid vehicles are allowed to travel in the HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike regardless of how many passengers are in the car. This is a nice non-monetary incentive to switching to a hybrid vehicle. During rush hours, the HOV lanes are practically empty while the other lanes are backed up, bumper to bumper.

Here’s a list of the cars that are now allowed to travel in the HOV lanes:

* Ford Escape Hybrid
* Honda Civic Hybrid
* Honda Insight
* Honda Accord Hybrid
* Lexus RX400H Hybrid
* Mazda Tribute Hybrid
* Mercury Mariner Hybrid
* Toyota Prius
* Toyota Highlander Hybrid

State Police, who have a tendency of not being very forgiving, will be on the lookout for those who brea the HOV rules.

Updated June 17, 2014 and originally published May 15, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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