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Local police pullover their first Tesla

Discussion in 'Model S' started by No Tailpipe, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. No Tailpipe

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    I have a friend who works for a small city in Minnesota. One of the police officers pulled over their first Tesla for speeding.
    It was a running bet in the department to see who would stop and tag their first Tesla for speeding. It was a big deal.


    Ok, have you been pulled over for speeding? Or, have you been pulled over for no good reason?
    Any details you would be willing to share...pictures?
     
  2. steve841

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    Long thread here about just this topic...
     
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    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Thanks for the thread!
     
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    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    I don't speed.
     
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    Finally found the 1% of Tesla owners that don't :biggrin:
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    My average is not speeding.
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I assume you also don't lie?
     
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    But you have sped...:wink:
     
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    Some of us P85 owners do respect the posted speed limit. I may be the only one, but I'm proud! :)
     
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    richkae VIN587

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    Hopefully this won't come off as insulting:
    That video was one of the best things I've seen come out of Canada that I can recall. Well done.
     
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    Great video. Thanks for sharing!
    My favorite quote in the video.."Thank You Captain Obvious" - Minnesota Governor, Tim Palenty.
     
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    The only time I was pulled over was when I was driving well under the speed limit (to extend range) - on my first long-distance trip - and pulled me over only because I was missing my front license plate.

    Instead of coming over to the driver's door - the officer asked to roll down the passenger window - and was so far into the car, his feet must have been off the ground - looking around inside the car.

    And then only wrote me a warning...

    Recently I was driving through a neighborhood with a connection to a nearby toll road - where the local police often set up to write speeding tickets. One police car passed me as I was entering the neighborhood. When I got to the section where they normally set up - two police cars passed me driving very, very, very slowly going the opposite direction - taking a very, very long look at my car.

    Evidently they both were trying to figure out what I was driving...
     
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    <-- In Minnesota.. been pulled over twice. Ticketed twice.
     
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    Any of them in Lauderdale?
     
  18. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    I'm in the 1%. Not judgmental just more comfortable driving slowly. I certainly HAVE and WILL speed but usually for safety concerns. Sometimes it can be dangerous doing the speed limit on the interstate.
     
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    That's a shame. Tesla Motors sells a paint kit that is radar-absorbent. Apparently, all you need to do is apply the paint to the front of all the radar detectors. When applied properly, it is 100% effective. It also works for situations where the cops try to pace you. Just paint it on their windows. If law enforcement obeys the laws, the squad cars won't even leave the station. Be sure to check local laws before applying, though.

    Seriously, a town law enforcement group seemed to think this was the sort of thing to make bets on? Always outward. I wonder if they bet about anything inward, like the first officer to get stabbed, shot, radar equipment vandalized by speeders...

    Moderators: if this is Lauderdale, MN, please merge the thread with the one in Midwest/Great Lakes.
     
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    I simply could not imagine my car insurance rates going up, so I drive conservatively and avoid getting ticketed for any infraction. I can't imagine what has happened to some people's insurance rates after having gotten one or more speeding tickets in this car. I have three vehicles insured under my name, imagine what a speeding ticket (or two) would do to my yearly insurance costs. It's not worth the momentary thrill. Not in a million years.
     

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