Tesla driver found asleep at the wheel

September 18, 2020

A man has been charged after being found speeding at the highway while asleep. Police say that both seats were completely reclined and he was fast asleep. The police say the car appeared to be self-driving and traveling over 140km/h. 

After the police tried to get the vehicle’s attention and get it to stop by flashing their lights the Tesla reportedly sped up to 150km/h. This is shocking considering that Canada’s highway network limit is 110km/h. The driver was charged with dangerous driving, and he is due to appear in court this December.

Although the manufacturers of the Teslas have built-in protection systems to prevent drivers from taking advantage of the car’s autopilot features users still manage to get around that. 

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