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Dead people don't count in the carpool lane, Nevada trooper tells funeral home worker

Posted: 1:29 PM, Jul 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-03 14:29:09-04

Only living passengers count in the carpool lane, apparently.

CNN reports a Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a solo driver traveling in the high-occupancy vehicle 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 in the HOV lane.

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.

This story was originally published on KNXV .