Carpool dummy

January 11, 2008 5:45:07 AM PST
Some highways offer special lanes for carpoolers. One driver in Washington thought he would beat the system. The man put a mannequin in the back seat so he could drive in the fast lane. He even painted bright blue eyes and gave it a beard.

However, he forgot to put the elaborately-dressed dummy in a seat belt. The dummy slumped over and was not visible when the man passed a state trooper.

The driver was fined.

The strange sight led to a two-car fender bender on the highway.