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A Love Story: Model 3 is so good, monster truck drivers want to finger it

Magnets!

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Jan 9, 2019
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In my opinion, AP caused this issue. It has happened to me, AP brakes too aggressively and leaves too big of a gap. The truck behind could see the car in front of you and wasn't expecting you to brake so hard and then accelerate so slowly...not in character with the way 95% of the people drive in that area. He thought one of two things....you shouldn't be in the fast lane driving like that or you thought he was tailgating and you brake checked him. Either way, an AP fail. Between AP and all the Teslas out there testing blind spot detection on the freeway, we're spreading a lot of Tesla goodwill....
 
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TrumpetTitan

Model 3 Performance
May 17, 2018
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Since we're talking about rules commonly broken that OP didn't even come close to breaking, what's the deal with roundabouts? Why is it that every time I go round one to effectively make a left turn, someone will just blast right in, not yielding?
 

ReddykwRun

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Jun 5, 2019
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ahh the good ol 405 :rolleyes:
How hard would it be to remove one of those fancy Dashcams every day (not allow to have one at work).
I realize this is over a year old but why are you not allowed to have a dash camera inside your own personal vehicle? Just curious. I've seen some models that blend covertly right into the rear view mirror housing.
 

Leafdriver333

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Mar 21, 2019
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So the truck driver was upset because he taught the Tesla driver brake checked him for no apparent reason.
I would be upset also if I didn't know about phantom braking.
 

Kilotango74

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Apr 2, 2019
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Although it doesn't justify his reaction, I'll be the dissenting opinion here.

I know it isn't common in Cali but the left lane is for passing, not cruising at a speed slower than lanes to your right. You literally had 6 people pass you in the lane immediately to your right, and 15-20 pass you in all lanes to your right in the minute of your video. If you want to drive leisurely (which is great, btw) then please move out of the passing lane.
Lol I guess you never drive in any sort of “traffic”. Where I’m at it don’t matter what lane you are in people will always be trying to pass you. Do you suggest I swerve around from lane to lane? In the video the car in front was obviously going slower, is that the fault of the OP? Idiots like monster truck driver always seem to think their “hurry” trumps other people’s safety and they think it’s ok to act like idiots. Watch the video again and observe how fast the truck driver comes up on the OP’s bumper. Not necessary and frankly reckless. OP didn’t do anything wrong except have the audacity to be in front of the Raptor and that guy with the small penis was obviously compensating.
 

Kilotango74

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If you've ever been passed on the wrong side, tailgated, cut off or hemmed in by another vehicle, you've been the victim of an aggressive driver. Drivers may be fined up to $200 for each moving violation associated with aggressive driving and could spend time in jail.

Avoid Becoming an Aggressive Driver

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LOL. I get passed on the right side every day in CA. Sometimes even when I’m in the far right lane. That $hit don’t matter here at all. Lol
 

groovidad

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Oct 19, 2018
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Although it doesn't justify his reaction, I'll be the dissenting opinion here.

I know it isn't common in Cali but the left lane is for passing, not cruising at a speed slower than lanes to your right. You literally had 6 people pass you in the lane immediately to your right, and 15-20 pass you in all lanes to your right in the minute of your video. If you want to drive leisurely (which is great, btw) then please move out of the passing lane.
You won't like driving in the land of Aloha, then. HOV lane, everyone uses, regardless if you're by yourseelf. It also doubles as the "fast lane" so, everyone uses. If you come up behind a car in the "fast lane", no one moves to the right to allow you to pass....no one. Like the locals say, "Brah, dis ain't da Mainland"......and they're right!
 
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