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    a car that has only one person driving it

    Hello to all,

    In my country, when we are talking about the air pollution in big cities, we say it's a mistake for people to use "singly-occupied" vehicles. This means a car which is used only by one person. This increases the number of cars on the streets and aggravates air pollution.

    Is there a similar word in English for a car that is used by only one person?

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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    I would call it a "single-occupancy vehicle" but I can't pretend I've ever used that. We don't have a system here where cars are categorised by the number of people in them. Note that there is an error in your title - there is never more than one person driving a vehicle!
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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would call it a "single-occupancy vehicle" but I can't pretend I've ever used that. We don't have a system here where cars are categorised by the number of people in them. Note that there is an error in your title - there is never more than one person driving a vehicle!

    I found this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-occupancy_vehicle

    It says it is used by transportation engineers and planners.

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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    We do have HOV lanes in many cities. Those are for "High Occupancy Vehicles," usually defined locally as 2 or 3 people. The concept of a single occupancy vehicle follows from that, but I can't imagine anyone ever thinks that way.

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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    We do have HOV lanes in many cities. Those are for "High Occupancy Vehicles," usually defined locally as 2 or 3 people. The concept of a single occupancy vehicle follows from that, but I can't imagine anyone ever thinks that way.

    In my country, it's used a lot. It's often said that SOVs are one of the main reasons behind traffic jams and air pollution. People are often encouraged to used HOVs, carpool, and public transportation.

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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    In my country, it's used a lot. It's often said that SOVs are one of the main reasons for traffic jams and air pollution. People are often encouraged to use HOVs, to carpool, and to use public transportation.
    My suggestions.
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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    If someone asks you what are some of the solutions to the problem of traffic jam, is it okay to mention this as one of the solutions?

    I think city's residents should be encouraged to use HOVs/high-occupancy vehicles to commute.

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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    If you think that's a solution, then yes.

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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    If someone asks you what are some of the solutions to the problem of traffic jam, is it okay to mention this as one of the solutions?

    I think the city's residents should be encouraged to use HOVs (high-occupancy vehicles) to commute.
    That's better.
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    Re: a car that has only one person driving it

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    If someone asks you what are some of the solutions to the problem of traffic jam, is it okay to mention this as one of the solutions?

    I think city's residents should be encouraged to use HOVs/high-occupancy vehicles to commute.
    It's a lot quicker to say "The residents should be encouraged to car share/car pool".
    Last edited by GoesStation; 13-Nov-2019 at 23:04. Reason: Fix typo.
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