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Staties nab a big dummy in the Expressway HOV lane - and his mannequin

Live Boston shows us the mannequin inside the car State Police stopped in the Expressway HOV lane this week in some motorists vain attempt to get to zip down the highway all by himself.

He's not the first to try the trick.

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Since the HOV lane was opened several years ago millions of dollars in police overtime have been spent on dummy prevention.

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the self driving car with only mannequins as passengers.

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How to police self driving cars is a serious and unsolved problem. The law hasn't caught up with the tech much to the benefit to these corporations.

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San Francisco is dealing with this now. Some cars are getting in a lot of public safety shenanigans and while most get to their destinations, it is the few ones that don't that get all the attention. I heard a story on it on NPR yesterday, I think.

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confuses the onboard computer.

I kind of doubt that's actually true, but if it is, South Boston will never have to worry about self-driving cars.

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You have to put it on the hood, specifically. Makes 'em look like a unicorn, too.

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Wonder how many dangerous driving violations they ignored in order to make this apprehension.

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How long do you think something like this takes?

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How long would they have a watch a red light or a crosswalk before you see someone blow through it? But, yeah, given the choice, I suppose I'd rather sit there and wait to spot an expired sticker or a mannequin than go out looking for actual dangerous drivers.

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You're conflating Staties with Boston police.

Moving on, the mannequin game has been played since at least the '80s with people trying it coming from the north on 93.

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One of these times I'd like to see the dummy dressed in an "I'm With Stupid" t-shirt.

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and loves his big dummy.

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