Gas prices driving California strangers to carpool

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By Amanda Beck SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 (Reuters) - High gas prices are driving strangers into each others' cars in San Francisco. Car-pooling is a suspect term in most of the United States for anyone beyond grade school, but in the San Francisco Bay Area commuters for years have used "casual carpools," where drivers eager to avoid tolls and cut travel time pick up strangers waiting in lines on corners. With gasoline nearing $5 a gallon in California, a lot more people are giving the ...

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