Do you ever feel a bit miffed when someone speeds by you in the car-pool lane and their passenger is an infant?
Well babies count, but dead people don’t.
That question was cleared up by a Nevada Highway Patrol officer Monday.
The answer came when trooper Travis Smaka pulled over a driver on Interstate 15 who was driving a minivan alone in the HOV lane.
The suspect then told Smaka he wasn’t truly by himself — he was transporting a corpse in the back.
Smaka then gave the funeral home worker one of life’s hard lessons, additional car occupants must have a pulse.
Call it a technicality if you want, but at least he didn’t draw a cold, stiff line.
The understanding trooper let the driver go with a warning.
Just in case you’re wondering, animals don’t count as additional occupants, either.