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Tesla hit in the back for the second time

Rockster

Active Member
Oct 22, 2013
3,010
4,613
McKinney, TX
Two weeks after getting the car back from Trade Secret (local Tesla body shop) after it was rear ended while stopped during stop-and-go traffic, the car was hit again today, once again in the rear, while stopped in traffic.

I've been driving for 30 years and I swear drivers become more distracted, less courteous, and generally less caring every year.

I'm so frustrated with the inattention of today's average driver that at this moment I want to sell my Model S and buy a rusted out piece of crap that I care nothing about.

Thanks for listening...
 

taurusking

Member
Jul 12, 2014
885
43
East Texas
Two weeks after getting the car back from Trade Secret (local Tesla body shop) after it was rear ended while stopped during stop-and-go traffic, the car was hit again today, once again in the rear, while stopped in traffic.

I've been driving for 30 years and I swear drivers become more distracted, less courteous, and generally less caring every year.

I'm so frustrated with the inattention of today's average driver that at this moment I want to sell my Model S and buy a rusted out piece of crap that I care nothing about.

Thanks for listening...

My car is also at Trade secret for the second time...both not my fault (first one rear ended by some one and second one deer hit)...Very frustrating

Thought about selling car and getting old truck (Texas style)
 

kevincwelch

Active Member
May 13, 2012
2,060
99
Chicagoland
That really is terrible, and I empathize with you. I drive back and forth on I-290 every day and I see all around me drivers of all ages peering at their cellphones as they course along. There are stretches of I-290 that generally scare me because of the density of traffic and the amount of people who simply don't pay attention to what is going on around them. On top of that, you're right: people just don't care any more. My wife's brand new Highlander was hit in the parking lot and there's this huge scrape on the quarter panel and no letter was left behind.

It's tiring and dismaying. Every day I think more and more about getting dash cams installed (I really don't know who will do a good job in this area).
 

SabrToothSqrl

Active Member
Dec 5, 2014
3,697
2,972
PA
Drive a beater for a few days... you'll miss the Tesla.

But yea, I think we've all been there, when someone has no respect. I just LOVE being tail-gaited by 16 year olds who's cars are worth less than my battery pack or rear bumper. You KNOW they can stop in time.
 

SW2Fiddler

We Are Cognitive Dissidents
Mar 19, 2014
2,362
3,247
Houston TX
So sorry to hear of the re-injury!
My car is propelled by a bloomin' force field; don't know why we can't have a rear Deflector Field too...

-updated- Mine is out of the body shop finally, waiting for insurance to pony up and I might get her back tomorrow or even today!
 

taurusking

Member
Jul 12, 2014
885
43
East Texas
I'm very happy with Trade Secret's work the first time. I hope they can do as well this time (even though the damage is more severe).

Good luck with Trade Secret...

JMG had lot of issues with them repairing his car.

I am having lot of issues with them right now... 40 days for 2 weeks work in the body shop is nothing short of outrageous
 

Olle

Member
Jul 17, 2013
783
402
Orlando, FL
Sorry about the accident. I agree with you people seem to become less attentive with cell phones. I have witnessed two rear endings right next to me at red lights just in the past six months. One girl, texting while hitting the car next to me, didn't even bother to get out, she just put the phone down for a moment and shrugged.:cursing: When it turned green everybody started driving so perhaps rear ending is the new normal.

As a precaution, I have started to drive with rear lights on even during the day, hopefully it helps somewhat. The only way I managed to do it though was by turning on the parking lights. Is there a way to keep them on by default?
 

eye.surgeon

Active Member
Nov 18, 2014
1,368
2,014
California
Sorry for your troubles.

A clear demonstration that automatic braking safety capability will dramatically reduce accidents in a way that hasn't been seen since ABS was mandated. Imagine a world without rear-end collisions. It will happen.
 

JMG

Member
Feb 26, 2015
386
263
NE Texas
Aw man, I really hate to see this. Rockster, you were so kind to PM me and let me come and see your Model S during the middle of the work day back when I was thinking of getting one.

I hate to see it's been damaged again. Like taurusking said, I hope you have good luck with Trade Secret. They are abysmally slow, but Rick is second to none there I believe.

Hope you are back to driving it again really soon!
 

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