Vancouver Tesla driver tries to blame excessive speeding on Autopilot with predictable results

Probably the most well-known feature on Tesla vehicles is Autopilot, which allows the car to drive itself in certain conditions, with driver supervision.

One Model 3 owner in Vancouver yesterday tried to blame the feature as a way to get out of a speeding ticket and getting his vehicle impounded.

According to a tweet from the Coquitlam RCMP, the driver was pulled over for driving 113km/h in a 50km/h zone. Upon questioning, he tried to claim it wasn’t actually him driving, but rather Autopilot. A dubious claim, everything else aside, considering Autopilot is limited to 10km/h over the speed limit on non-divided highways, which this stretch of road likely is.

The RCMP officer said that was no excuse, and handed him a $483 ticket for excessive speeding, and immediately impounded his Tesla for seven days.

What’s the best excuse you’ve given when trying to get out of a speeding ticket?

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