Will Cybertruck drivers be prone to road rage?

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I had noticed the tendency to drive more aggressively in my dads F-350 when I was a teenager. It made me feel powerful and invulnerable. And yes I was carrying a bit of anger already and still do but I have learned over the past 20 or so years to keep it in check enough that friends have commented how chill I am when people are cutting me off.

yeah but since mass shootings are an American thing, I'm not worried.
You would probably be surprised at how often even Canada has mass shootings. The United States has a much higher rate of reporting by the media.

https://www.cnbctv18.com/photos/wor...adliest-attacks-in-the-country-14653431-5.htm
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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.
Often bike lanes are made by people who don’t ride bikes much. Cities get federal funding for putting in a certain number of miles of bike friendly infrastructure. Some cities just do it mechanically and throw them in where they can without much thought. .
 

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It's possible that having greater safety induces riskier behavior, but I could make the same argument about airbags and seat belts.

A quick Google of "do safer cars make drivers worse" suggests that ADAS features make for more complacent drivers, but overall greater safety.

So maybe I'll drive my CT like IDGAF, but at least Autopilot will try to keep me out of jail
 

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It's possible that having greater safety induces riskier behavior, but I could make the same argument about airbags and seat belts.

A quick Google of "do safer cars make drivers worse" suggests that ADAS features make for more complacent drivers, but overall greater safety.

So maybe I'll drive my CT like IDGAF, but at least Autopilot will try to keep me out of jail
If they do it right, your CT will drive itself and it’ll be far safer than we’d ever be.
 


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Geez I thought exploding batteries were bad enough, but now...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hyundai-recalls-65-000-cars-163314697.html

Hyundai recalls 65,000 cars over possible exploding seatbelts

Justin Klawans, Staff writer
Mon, February 27, 2023

Hyundai is recalling thousands of cars after it was found that portions of their seatbelts could explode during a crash, USA Today reported Monday.

The Korean automaker is recalling 65,517 SUVs and Sedans from its line of luxury Genesis vehicles. According to the official recall report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai discovered an issue with the seatbelt pretensioner — a mechanism that tightens the belt in the event of a crash.

These pretensioners "may deploy abnormally in certain crashes due to overpressurization," NHTSA's report said. This could "cause metal fragments to enter the vehicle occupant compartment, which may result in injury to vehicle occupants."
 

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It's possible that having greater safety induces riskier behavior, but I could make the same argument about airbags and seat belts.
A LONG time ago, Dennis Miller had a rant on this. He suggested instead of airbags, a pointy spear stuck out of the center of the steering wheel with the point less than an inch of your throat. Everyone will immediately become safer drivers.

I just searched for it and couldn't find it. This is from memory, it might not have been Dennis Miller. I might have made the entire thing up.
 

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A LONG time ago, Dennis Miller had a rant on this. He suggested instead of airbags, a pointy spear stuck out of the center of the steering wheel with the point less than an inch of your throat. Everyone will immediately become safer drivers.

I just searched for it and couldn't find it. This is from memory, it might not have been Dennis Miller. I might have made the entire thing up.
Someone (Dave Barry?) suggested the worst drivers were on Star Trek. Just put up shields and you can drive like it's bumper-cars, and then phaser anyone that gets in your way
 

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A LONG time ago, Dennis Miller had a rant on this. He suggested instead of airbags, a pointy spear stuck out of the center of the steering wheel with the point less than an inch of your throat. Everyone will immediately become safer drivers.

I just searched for it and couldn't find it. This is from memory, it might not have been Dennis Miller. I might have made the entire thing up.
That dude?

He’s just an A S S H O L E…. Yeah he‘s an Asshole….


If you don’t get it… don’t try.
 

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If the question is greater road rage because of the truck, the answer is no.

Those with road rage bring rage with them before they purchase a vehicle.
True, but there are also different kinds of road rage. I go ballistic when someone drives up the median when everyone else is at a standstill. Same when someone litters, or drives a foot behind me, etc. At that point I used to be a kind of vigilante. I know it is the job of the CHP to stop these things from happening but they don’t and that is a cause for vigilantism. Now I tend to shake my head.

Another form of road rage is people that don’t like you for some reason inside their heads and act on that emotion.

I suspect that the first kind of road rage can be avoided by driving reasonably (I.e., with common sense). The latter type will probably be somewhat mitigated by the fact that the CT will be like a tank.
 


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That dude?

He’s just an A S S H O L E…. Yeah he‘s an Asshole….


If you don’t get it… don’t try.
A LONG time ago, I thought he was funny.

But yeah, I agree, he's now (and may have always been, I just didn't realize it) a fµ¢king @$$hole!
 

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Are we confusing Dennis Miller for Dennis Leary (who did ‘asshole’ on his album No cure for cancer), or am I just the confused one?
 
 




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