Submitted by barbie.graver on Tue, 2012-11-06 11:55
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.