Prius clean air stickers to expire July 1

Bay Area Prius owners will gather on Sunday as they soon lose the right to use HOV carpool lanes.

June 24, 2011 11:06:57 PM PDT
Bay Area Prius owners are mobilizing this weekend. On July 1st they lose the right to use HOV carpool lanes, even if they have those yellow clean air stickers unless they car pool.

Some hybrid owners are gathering in San Jose on Sunday for a Prius party and to help them figure out how to peel off the yellow decals. The San Jose Mercury columnist Mr. Roadshow will be there.

"Be careful. I've had real low-tech solutions from using peanut butter to rub it off. They are using hair driers, they're using heat ventilators and things like that," said Gary Richards from the San Jose Mercury News.

Representatives from the Bay Area Quality Management District will explain the car pool changes and introduce drivers to ride match services.

Sticker Peeling Party
Sunday, June 26
1-3 p.m.
San Jose Mercury News Parking Lot
750 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose