You would have loved the late 1970s speedometers with a mandatory limit on displayed speed to 80mph.Can I start a class action suit against all car makers on behalf of anyone who was gotten a speeding ticket for going 90 miles an hour?
They know that the maximum limit is about 80 in the United States and about 70 in most states so why do they make cars that can faster than this causing us to get tickets.
I want restitution and the National speed limit to be 250 mph as damages!
...Turning on your blinker and changing lane doesn't give you the right of way...
What you describe is not what happened, did you watch the video? The pickup was driving the same speed as most everyone, maybe 40-50mph. The Tesla was threading through traffic faster than everyone, I think they said 69mph or something, in a couple of seconds it would have caught up to the car in front of it. There was no 70-0, all traffic was moving.This will be an interesting case. Hopefully someone would follow up with the outcome.
Turning on your blinker and changing lane doesn't give you the right of way. Changing lanes at 5-10mph to a lane that is doing 65-75mph is dumb.
Tesla AP is reactive. As a human driver you would see this coming a mile away and slowed down. You will know from experience some knucklehead will dive into your lane. AP is naive. There would be impact anyway if AP braked. It had 2 dash lines to go 70 to 0 which is impossible in a 4,000+ lb car. Since then Tesla does slow down now when adjust lane is slow, but not like a human. The car still accelerates to 70 when 1/8 mile ahead is dead locked in traffic.
Also, not wearing a seat belt is dumb. Play stupid games, get stupid rewards.
Maybe I've missed but would someone post the video links of the accident, please?
...The truck has the right of way, because:
- It is in front of the Tesla - Passing a vehicle on the right is illegal in most situations over a certain speed.
- A rear end collision is ALWAYS the fault of the rear end car. Period....
Thanks @Dan D. for the video links!...Behind a paywall about 80% of the way down the page...
You are correct, I should have said "ALMOST always". But Contributory and Comparative negligence do not really apply to this situation as the lead car had signaled and begun a lane change prior to the Tesla hitting the car. If there had been negligence on the part of the Truck, then the impact point would have been in the side of the Truck and not the rear.The above "ALWAYS" and "Period" have exceptions:
In a rear-end collision, the rear driver is often at fault for leaving a safe following distance. But the lead driver can also be negligent in causing the accident.www.shouselaw.com
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Through all of this the Tesla is speeding much faster than everyone.
If you look closely, if the crash pickup had not changed lanes, the Tesla would have collided with the van.
AP could have done something, that's not for me to say. The Tesla driver could and should have done something.
As far as I know the seatbelt wasn't being used at all...Well, Ford didn't "reasonably forsee misuse" of their seat belt system either. They marketed the truck with advanced active safety features like airbags, stability control and crumple zones as well as rollover prevention and protection technologies.
Yeah, that's why I said I think the strongest case is that Tesla didn't do enough to prevent misuse.My point was that if a lawyer were to argue that Tesla marketed the AP as being so safe you hardly need to pay attention, they could be discredited with the equally ridiculous claim that Ford marketed their truck as being so safe your child hardly needs to wear a seatbelt.