Tesla driver ASLEEP on HIGHWAY

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  1. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    So using your logic:

    Should you not be allowed to post on threads because you make grammatical mistakes? :headscratch:

    :dunno:
     
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  2. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Funny coincidence, my daughter is departing (moving out of) Santa Clarita today and will be headed for Little Rock on Wednesday. I'll have her keep an eye out for parked Teslas.
     

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    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    You have a point. If new drivers got a car around the size of a miata with 90 hp and a manual trans... I believe we may have more drivers that can drive. Germany has a graduated drivers license, a license is very expensive, and a 16 year old cant start driving with a 6000 pound 600 hp suv.. I dont know much about their system, but I think they might be on to a good idea.
     
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    Don't be laughing. If we live long enough, we'd turn out like that.
     
  5. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    It's not the parked ones that she has to worry about.
     
  6. LostinTexas

    LostinTexas Exploring Alternate Routes

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    Did the same at 17-18 ish. Woke up looking at the DOT bar on a 18 wheeler trailer. It looked like it was sitting still.
    I managed to miss the truck and have never fallen asleep again behind the wheel.
     
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  7. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    Isn't that really the only reason to ever get a tesla? It drives for you, you nap.
     
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    Green Dragoon Silver Member

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    you forgot to put the cruise control on. That's an easy mistake to make.
     
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    Just another milestone in our move towards a total lack of personal responsibility.
     
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    I spent a bit of time in Germany in the early 80's driving was a pleasure, the Germans were very good drivers, and their cars were always in very good condition...
    On the Autobahn at very high speeds you always knew what the other drivers were doing,,,they signaled, and kept to the right unless they were going VERY fast and passing, ALL THE TRUCKS WERE IN THE RIGHT LANE, NOT ALL OVER THE ROAD LIKE IN THE US.
    Licenses were expensive and required taking driving lessons and passing a rigid test.
     
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    Of coarse, but only if my grammatical mistake might kill someone.
     
  12. jmohme

    jmohme

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    Of coarse, but only if my grammatical mistake might kill someone.

    A few years back I was driving home from a job in Florida and somewhere around 2:30am, I dozed off. I woke up a little while later in a total panic, stomping on the brake pedal to avoid hitting the tree in front of me, before I realized that I had pulled into the parking spot of a rest area before falling asleep.
    No, I have not been guilty of sleeping beind the wheel of a moving vehicle.
    I have done plenty of other stupd things though.
     
  13. thewitt

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    Of course you might be too coarse to see the errors in your ways.
     
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    mike from st pe

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    Yep the car's fault.
     
  16. larry_minn

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    There are wonderful tools for driving. I don't have a backup camera in any car but have rented a car with one. I liked it.
    Two have backup sensors. If it does not beep when I think it should I slowly go a few more, while checking it was not turned off. Reason for that is I worry I will think I have the sensor in car, truck that does not have one.

    IF my car could auto drive. There is no way I could keep alert, ready to take over (,with full knowledge of situation,surroundings... ) in a instant after driving 3+ hrs, or short trip I have driven 30 times. IMO it's unrealistic that people will keep current with traffic when they are having no input in driving.
    I hate the idea of self drive cars. But I also like it. It SHOULD be much safer. It should give more freedom to elderly, handicapped, vision issue people. I like to drive.
     
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    Easily solved with a button that has to be pushed every minute or 30 seconds, don't locomotives have them, I think that is where I got that from.
     
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    Pete perfection

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    Pecan pie and pot of coffee will cure sleeping behind the wheel.
     
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    So will actually getting enough sleep before driving.