Police Officer Crashes Into Tesla Model S Plaid In Mexico — Dashcam Saves The Day

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A police officer in Mexico was unable to slow down and rear-ended a Tesla Model S Plaid. The video below, from Wham Baam Teslacam, highlights another reason why it’s a good thing Tesla is working on solving real-world AI and Full-Self Driving. Humans are really bad drivers sometimes.

In Mexico, a young man by the name of Hugo who had recently taken delivery of his Tesla Model S Plaid was driving normally when he saw a police cruiser speeding up behind him. The footage from the Tesla cam shows that the warning lights were on. However, according to Hugo, the officer didn’t have his siren on.

There was nothing Hugo could do about the police officer speeding up behind him. Traffic was slowing ahead, and even though Hugo was able to slow down with more than enough distance between himself and the car in front of him, the police officer was not. The police truck slammed into the back of Hugo’s new Tesla Model S Plaid. He thinks the police officer was looking back at his blind spot with hopes to move to the right and overtake the cars on the left. This would explain why the officer appeared to not brake as he crashed into the Tesla.

Hugo had waited months to get his Tesla, and had only been driving it for a few months. The video noted that he had only had his license briefly and was a new driver at just 16 years old.

The good news in this story is that the police officer immediately took responsibility for the rear-end accident and no one was hurt. Hugo filed an insurance claim and currently is waiting to learn how long the repairs will take and how much they will cost.

If it wasn’t for the built-in dashcam, the outcome of this story could have been much different. However, the footage proved Hugo’s innocence, and the situation is just another example of why Tesla’s focus on solving real-world AI and Full Self Driving is a good thing.

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