How can I use the high-occupancy lane?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, How-To on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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Clean Pass Program and HOV Lane Details 

If you are considering buying a new hybrid model or just want to use the HOV lane, you may be interested in the Clean Pass Program. Instead of worrying about traffic, you can use the HOV lane to speed up your trip. We want to help you by giving you these Clean Pass program and HOV lane details. Let’s take a look. 


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Clean Pass Program 

Primarily, the HOV lane is designed for vehicles that have more than one passenger. However, this lane can be used by vehicles that pass the Clean Pass program. Vehicles that pass both the California Air Resources Board SULEV emissions standard as well as have an EPA fuel economy rating of 45 miles per gallon or higher can receive the Clean Vehicle Pass. If your vehicle passes these standards, you may want to apply for the program. 

How to Apply 

Applications will be taken over the phone by the State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) at 518-486-9786. Press 1 for Registration and Titles and then 6 for the Clean Pass. The DMV is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also visit the DMV’s website. After you fill out the application, you will receive the stickers for your vehicle in the mail.  


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We hope these Clean Pass program and HOV lane details helped you. If you are wondering which vehicles apply for this pass, the 2019 Honda Clarity Battery, Fuel Cell, and PHEV models apply, also the 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid and 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Touring meet the standards for this program and can be found in our showroom at Atlantic Honda. If you would like to learn more about these models, you can check out our online inventory and schedule a test drive with us at Atlantic Honda today. 

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