Nevada trooper pulls over hearse travelling in HOV lane

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Highway Patrol said passengers must be alive in order to be counted as occupants in cars using the high occupancy vehicle lane.

The reminder was prompted by a traffic stop on Monday involving a hearse travelling on the carpool lane. A trooper pulled over the hearse that was transporting a body.

The hearse driver assumed the body in the back counted for the requirement for the lane.