Stealing HOV Stickers, the newest crimewave ~ Hybrid Car Review
Hybrid Car Review: Stealing HOV Stickers, the newest crimewave

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Stealing HOV Stickers, the newest crimewave

A short time ago, I pointed out an article on USAToday saying that carpool stickers that allow hybrid cars access to the HOV lane in California gave owners a reason to sell. People were willing to pay $4,000 more for a hybrid car, if it had a sticker.

Well, it seems that thieves have caught on. According to this news story

"We knew it was only a matter of time," California Highway Patrol officer Mike Wright said.

The California DMV is receiveing two or three dozen requests a month for replacement stickers after people have reported the decals stolen.

According to the DMV, the stickers are treated chemically so that they crumble if they are tampered with and the word "void" appears.

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