Is Slugging something for Guernsey?

January 5th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Slugging is a form of casual car sharing and has been used in the USA to allow drivers to use high-occupancy highway lanes and to reduce commuter traffic.

The word derives from ‘slugs’ or fake coins put into bus and underground turnstiles.  Slugging, which takes place in many US cities is informal and ad hoc.  It is a variation of hitchhiking where drivers pick-up hitchhikers in designated locations such as a car park although not necessarily with government approval.

In the USA, a slug line is a well-known location where car drivers pick up passengers who are the slugs.  Washington, D.C. has its own Slug line website.  The US practice of slugging has rules of etiquette which are available on Wikipedia.

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