Apparently, a passenger has to be alive to qualify as an official occupant of a vehicle. At least that’s the way the Nevada Highway Patrol sees it.

A Las Vegas resident found this out Monday when he was pulled over for driving his hearse in the HOV lane of I-15, according to an incident report.

While the driver argued the stiff he was transporting counted toward the two or more occupants required for using the high-speed lane, the NHP officer explained the other person needs to have a pulse to be considered a passenger, the report indicates.

Nevertheless, the kind-hearted cop let the hearse driver go with just a warning. The corpse wasn’t cited.

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