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How many speeding tickets since getting your Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by ribsandbbqbeef, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. ribsandbbqbeef

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    Just curious, but how many have gotten speeding tickets since getting their S? And how many tickets so far? With such a quiet car, it's not surprising that many may overaccelerate slightly without noticing =) Any interesting stories?
     
  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Shockingly, zero in almost a year...knock on wood.
    I'm not a super fast driver, but I certainly exceed the posted limits daily.
     
  3. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Zero for me. I play the energy game so not surprising. I rarely speed. Check out the thread called "Pulled Over Driving Model S" for lots of fun stories.
     
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    Zero, but not for lack of trying :biggrin:
     
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    I got 1 warning fairly recently. They officer was very interested in the car and was wondering if I could out drag him. He was in a new 2014 Chevy Caprice PPV. Googled his car on the touchscreen -- apparently over 6200 lbs but 0-60 in 4.3 and top speed of 130. I told him "yes, I could."
     
  6. Liz G

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    None. A couple of years of driving taxi to get myself thru college made me really good at cop spotting.
     
  7. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Zero. Surprisingly.
     
  8. Doug_G

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    None. Knock on wood, and many other substances. I try not to speed more than anyone else does, but I do tend to accelerate quickly.

    One advantage of Tesla is there's no "sound and fury" when you punch it. Cops tend to focus on the sound, because normal cars make lots of it when you're being stupid...
     
  9. CanuckS#69

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    Zero for me as well, which is moderately unusual. I agree that the lack of sound is helpful, especially when passing.
     
  10. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    I've only gotten a couple of speeding tickets over the years--one was just a couple of years ago!--but none since I got the S. Which is, frankly, astounding. I'm starting to feel like I'm living on borrowed time; it's such a smooth, quiet ride, and I'm such an impatient, guy, I speed more than I should. I've started paying a bit more attention to that. Really, the acceleration is the amazing thing (any car can drive high speeds), so I'm trying to accelerate more, but speed less. ;-) Whether this'll work....
     
  11. Denarius

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    None so far in 10,000 miles.
     
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    1...while in a white Camry hybrid (had to leave the MS at home for a short 500 mile trip).
     
  13. brianman

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    Did you invite him to a dragstrip (or some other legal location)? Those numbers are close to Tesla's official numbers. I'd kind of like to see that video. Especially if that Caprice has police markings.

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    This is a good point. In the "things you had to get used to when switching to a Tesla", there's no "idiot warning" like in my previous cars.
     
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    That's the reason why I said "surprisingly" about my "zero tickets". Even after more than 6000 miles in my Tesla the lack of audio feedback to suddenly being way north of the speed limit keeps catching me off guard.
    I love that about the car. And I'm surprised that I haven't paid the price for it, yet. But my "typical" freeway speed in the Tesla is definitely higher than it was in my BMW.
     
  15. Doug_G

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    I really wish we had adaptive cruise. It's way too easy to accidentally exceed your planned speed when using your foot.
     
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    I had enough speeding tickets for everyone on this forum by the time I was 18... straight, flat FL roads , an old school muscle car along with a serious competitive streak and a desire to prove girls can race cars too were more than the local cops could ignore.

    Zero in my Tesla. I feel invincible, but I'm working on lowering my lifetime average wh/mi so I think those days are behind me. Most of the time (I'm also trying to act like a grownup).
     
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    2 since March. I think I win....
     
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    Are you sure that doesn't mean you lose:wink:
     
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    If you'd like I could teach you how to spot cops.
     
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    I'll take lessons... Just in case...
     

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