Submitted by barbie.graver on November 6, 2012
My husband got pulled over today for driving in the carpool lane, near the Tesla factory, with the carpool stickers on the car. This was the conversation:
Cop: I pulled you over for driving in the HOV lane without a passenger
Me: Didn't you see the [carpool] stickers on the car?
Cop: Um, what kind of car is this?
Cop: No, who makes the car
Cop: Can I see your registration?
Me: It's there taped on the window
Cop: So this is a new car? (keep in mind there is no license plate on the car either at the moment)
Cop: Let me have your license
10 minutes later after he has looked up the car on his phone, and called people on his phone.
Cop: Thank you…have a nice day…well, how many miles does this car get?
Cop: Per gallon?
Me: There is no gas in this car.
Cop: Well how fast does it go?
Me: 0-60 in 5 seconds
Cop: No, how fast can it go…100mph?
Me: (thinking to myself, I'm not sure, should I ask him if he wants to hop in and we'll find out together) Maybe 120mph
Cop: Really, well I have never heard of this car before…(remember Tesla plant is literally within eyesight right behind him)
Cop: Well…enjoy your car.