Only living passengers qualify for HOV lane use, apparently.
CNN reports a Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a solo driver traveling in the HOV lane on I-15 Monday.
The vehicle was a Chrysler minivan that the trooper later discovered to be equipped like a hearse.
After giving the trooper his registration paperwork, he handed him a pamphlet for the funeral home he worked for, and asked if the deceased person counted as a passenger.
Sure enough, the trooper saw a gurney with a body inside.
The trooper laughed and told him, no — deceased people do not count as carpooling passengers. According to CNN, mannequins and pets do not count either.
The driver was let off with a warning.