Driver fined for using giant stuffed teddy to beat traffic
A woman will have to grin and BEAR a fine – after attempting to use a giant TEDDY to beat traffic.
The female driver, 19, placed a giant bear in the passenger seat of her car in the hope it would allow her to use a 2+ lane.
But the woman, from Everett in Washington, USA, was soon caught out by the law.
Drivers can use HOV lanes if they have a fellow passenger but when a trooper clocked her driving 74mph he also received quite a shock.
In total, the woman racked up charges for speeding, a HOV violation and for not having car insurance – costing $818 (GBP505).
Mark Francis, who pulled the woman over on the I-5 south in Lynnwood, revealed: “She said she didn’t have any room in the back of her minivan for the bear.
“She definitely knew she shouldn’t be in the HOV lane.”