Will Cybertruck drivers be prone to road rage?

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Controversial headline I know, but consider this:
What effect on the psyche might operating an ultra-high performance, massively proportioned truck with a reputation for being bullet/dent/scratch proof have?

Thoughts?
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Went to diner last night with wife. While walking in, there was a man yelling at at another car shouting how stupid they were in almost damaging his new Camaro. When a car behind them honked their horn to pass, he pulled along side that person and cured them out.

I walked towards them with my phone out, he about to yell at me, sized me up with my smiling face and then drove off.

If that person bought a CT, he would bring His anger with him. With me, I try not to let petty things get to me. Not always successful.
 


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Controversial headline I know, but consider this:
What effect on the psyche might operating an ultra-high performance, massively proportioned truck with a reputation for being bullet/dent/scratch proof have?

Thoughts?
Interesting because Sam Alexander had a video about news organizations only listing the manufacturer of the vehicle involved in road rage if it was a Tesla. I think this practice will continue and more idiots will go after the CT than a standard Tesla car. I don't think the CT driver will be the cause of road rage but could be a participant when these idiots go after the CT. Without it being too rude to people in certain states, I could easily see lots of TFL-type "American" truck readers taking out their aggression on non gas guzzlers, especially Tesla, who they don't always think as being a traditional "American" car dealer. Tesla is not Ford, GM or Dodge (latter isn't American anymore) so they are seen as a foreign truck manufacturer. Am I overreacting? I hope so so I'm sure once the CT has been released in any kind of volume, we'll start reading news articles about CTs being attacked by Tesla truck haters.
 

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I think it will be the other way around

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Ask anyone who rides bikes (of any sort), the bigger, more invulnerable the driver feels, the less likely they are to care about the people around them.

People in cars are more aggressive than people walking/ riding a 2 wheeled vehicle.

People in trucks are more aggressive than people in cars.

Being surrounded in a vehicle that feels invulnerable makes people feel different. I think this gets worse when you lift the vehicle and they are literally looking down at most other drivers.
 
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Ask anyone who rides bikes (of any sort), the bigger, more invulnerable the driver feels, the less likely they are to care about the people around them.

People in cars are more aggressive than people walking/ riding a 2 wheeled vehicle.

People in trucks are more aggressive than people in cars.

Being surrounded in a vehicle that feels invulnerable makes people feel different. I think this gets worse when you lift the vehicle and they are literally looking down at most other drivers.
I personally agree with this as it aligns with my own experience. There will be others who say the exact opposite, but I think most people would probably agree with what you've outlined.

It's why we should all plan on being kind and courteous Cybertruck owners despite our obvious dominance on the road.😉
 

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I just moved from driving a small 20 year old 140 hp Nissan truck to a Lightning with 800 lb-ft of torque. The stupid content of my Y chromosome has not changed but now others can see it. Your environment matters no matter how civilized and mature you think you are. I can’t get stupid when my wife is in the car but when I am alone, that extra juice triggered by another stupid driver can make me extra stupid. It does not happen that often but it does. It was much easier to be civilized in the Nissan.

Absolute horse power corrupts absolutely.
 
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Controversial headline I know, but consider this:
What effect on the psyche might operating an ultra-high performance, massively proportioned truck with a reputation for being bullet/dent/scratch proof have?

Thoughts?
Well, we CTO's are an angry bunch, I have to admit, but hopefully this will be tempered by the sheer calming brutal beauty of the Cybertruck.
 

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Ask anyone who rides bikes (of any sort), the bigger, more invulnerable the driver feels, the less likely they are to care about the people around them.

People in cars are more aggressive than people walking/ riding a 2 wheeled vehicle.

People in trucks are more aggressive than people in cars.

Being surrounded in a vehicle that feels invulnerable makes people feel different. I think this gets worse when you lift the vehicle and they are literally looking down at most other drivers.
Over the last 10-15 years Milwaukee has been creating bike lanes on many city streets. Often taking out a car lane, and replacing it with a bike lane and parking and/or a center left turn lane.. Many car drivers use the bike lane as extra car lane and are always driving in it. It should be a requirement that you have to ride a bike in the city for a year before getting a driver's license.
 

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Back when I actually drove to the office, my route home took me over a congested street with a bike lane. Inevitably, there would be multiple Very Important Persons that could just squeeze by the long line of cars using the bike lane, thereby cutting in front of all the other suckers waiting patiently.

As this offended my sensibilities, I took the habit of crowding the bike lane demarcation line, making it impassible to cars. Do you believe this resulted in the drivers:

A) waiting and/or merging back into traffic​
B) climbing the curb to use the sidewalk​
C) honking angrily at the asshole blocking the "express lane"​

If you answered "B and C" then you are correct.
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