Anyone else concerned with people doing stupid things to test the Cybertruck?

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Hahaha, no, I just had an honest WTF is wrong with you look. She had been jockeying and swerving lanes to get ahead, and yet my self driver on "chill" setting still passed her repeatedly.
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Well, my Mazda 3 has gotten two BS speed tickets and two BS parking tickets (tho one I should've known). Anything 'racy' that's late-model will get you more cop attention. My two speeding tickets were both they selected me out of a line of trucks going the same speed.

And the other ticket was... parking even tho my parking was paid for? I keep my parking stubs religiously because of that.

Of course, my poor 2013 Mazda 3 has also been in two moving hit and runs, five parking lot hits (three hit and runs), and two road rage incidents (but unscathed from those).

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Well, my Mazda 3 has gotten two BS speed tickets and two BS parking tickets (tho one I should've known). Anything 'racy' that's late-model will get you more cop attention. My two speeding tickets were both they selected me out of a line of trucks going the same speed.

And the other ticket was... parking even tho my parking was paid for? I keep my parking stubs religiously because of that.

Of course, my poor 2013 Mazda 3 has also been in two moving hit and runs, five parking lot hits (three hit and runs), and two road rage incidents (but unscathed from those).

-Crissa
That Mazda seems like is cursed. Had an Oldsmobile Omega that I got for $900. I was doing 80 in 55 with a crooked frame (the car had an unintentional crab walk). I was in la la land when a siren sound woke me up and I realized there is a state police car that has been cruising next to me for a while. He just told me with sign language to slow down and left. He definitely could tell that I had just started driving and could not afford the insurance hike a ticket would bring about ($3600 just for liability and that was 35 years ago). I have driven many none sporty cars and a few sporty vehicle. Big difference in the amount of trouble I got into. Almost lost my license once with a Ninga 1000.

For parking, I had similar experience several times in Toronto area. Got the ticket despite parking legally because I had an American tag and they knew I wouldn’t go to court.

So far, I've only had one sort of anti Tesla event, and I'm not even sure it was brand specific. A woman driving like an idiot started screaming at me to hold the wheel
I had a similar non Tesla incident. This woman did a bunch of erratic moves, honking horns, drove next to me on the highway and started giving me the bird while shouting profanities. I usually don’t have that much self control and when people get stupid, I end up trying to out stupid them but that day I was in chilling mood and the lady happen to be slightly crossed eyed with a bunch of missing teeth and rooster colored hair and the madder she got, the funnier she looked and the harder I laughed. The harder I laugher, the madder she got…. To this day I don’t know what she was mad about but after that day, I learned that potentially stressful events can be quite entertaining if you look at them that way.
 
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Yes, our poor Smiley is a bit cursed, tho it's been a quiet couple of years finally.

One of the hit and runs was a dog that plowed through the rear bumper. The dog was fine, the bumper cost a thousand bucks just to paint it. (insurance paid for it).

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I am sure there will be an aftermarket micro drone swarm that will fly out of the vault whenever the CT is assaulted and swarm around the idiot taking photos and spraying a dye/odorant/irritant plus a few dozen micro-trackers.
 

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What I mean by the title is that I'm concerned that when I get my CT and I run to the store I'll come out of the store to find bullet marks on my truck. I know its going to happen to someone's CT somewhere. With comments by Elon about its bullet proof and armored glass some "idiots" are going to see a CT in a parking lot and take some shots at the truck just to see if its true. I really think this scenario is going to pan out for owners of the CT. I'm hoping it doesn't, but concerned that it will. What do you guys think?
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Yes, our poor Smiley is a bit cursed, tho it's been a quiet couple of years finally.

One of the hit and runs was a dog that plowed through the rear bumper. The dog was fine, the bumper cost a thousand bucks just to paint it. (insurance paid for it).

-Crissa
No deductible?

Spouse car got hit and the person ran. I asked if the uninsured motorist covers since they ran. Nope, if the driver stopped it would. Since they ran, it was a hit and run and they do not k ow if they have insurance plus it is written up as vandalism.

😡 Not happy with the insurance in needing to pay the deductible.

I hope you or the dog’s owner withheld treats for at least 4 hours!
 

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Geez, our uninsured motorist covered the hit and runs. That's the whole point of comprehensive. We have Progressive 'Drive'.

I have never been more glad to have it, tho, than this car.

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Hell, someone shot at me while I was driving my Jetta TDI. That car was definitely not bullet proof! Missed my body by 18" or less.

I had someone kick their door into my BMW a year ago. Probably because I parked far away from everyone else in the parking lot. Left a 12" crease in my door. Senseless.

Stupid people are a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately you never know when one of them will present themselves.

At least the CT will have Sentry Mode.
 

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Yeah, I've had this thought. Hopefully it won't happen but I always expect the worst and hope for the best.
 
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I’ll be testing it myself on the RTI ramp. This time maybe I’ll just stay in the truck.
 

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No, I don't expect anyone will be shooting trucks anywhere near me. We're all armed here, so that changes things. Maybe in CA where nobody is armed, the criminals can be more open about committing felonies.

So far, I've only had one sort of anti Tesla event, and I'm not even sure it was brand specific. A woman driving like an idiot started screaming at me to hold the wheel, I was in self driving and not holding it constantly. She probably doesn't know about AP?
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I'm concerned that when I get my CT and I run to the store I'll come out of the store to find bullet marks on my truck.
my god. this is both a hilarious and sad concern to worry about.
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