Tesla driver's dash cam captures odd confrontation with Drake's motorcade

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  1. dangelomatt12

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    A dash cam captured an interesting confrontation between a Tesla Model S driver and reportedly Drake’s security detail.

    It appeared as though Drake, a grammy award winning musician, and his motorcade of three to four vehicles were making a right on red when someone from his security team tried to cut off the driver in the video.

    What appears to be a black Cadillac Escalade starts inching into the Tesla as the Model S driver whips around and pulls up behind what he says was Drake’s vehicle.

    The driver voiced his concern on Youtube via the KushCam channel.

    “Security for [Drake] apparently think they are the Police and can stop traffic so Drake’s motorcade of friends can drive together,” the driver wrote in his video caption. “I didn’t want to be stuck in the middle of the intersection when it turned red and had right of way. Then the escalades drive in the Bike lanes and the security guard stands in front of my car to stop me so they can go around me and threatens to take my Tesla. Do you think my reaction was justified, as I felt threatened.”

    If the light was turning red and would result in the Model S driver being stuck in the intersection, then the move from Drake’s motorcade creates a tricky situation.

    More importantly, the driver seemed upset about how the vehicles traveled into the bike lane in order to pass him later on down the road. Regardless of the outcome, the situation reflects how important it is for drivers to use dash cams.



    As of right now, Tesla owners can purchase a separate dash cam for a few hundred dollars, adding peace of mind to their drives. CEO Elon Musk has hinted that future Teslas could one day come with dash cam features.

    In late August, a fan asked Musk in a tweet whether dash cams and video sharing would be included in future models. Musk responded, in typical fashion, with vagueness: “Feature coming soon.”



    Further details have yet to be released, but Tesla drivers can find dash cam reviews and How-Tos as well as a comparison of the BlackVue and THINKWARE dash cams on Teslarati.

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  2. Robert T.

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    Stupid rappers think that they're all that and a bag of chips!
     
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    If people are travelling together, it is common courtesy to let their cars stay together. A funeral would be a good example. Driving is not a hard system of rights. You are still a part of society. If a group were walking together, you would not insist on the right to walk in the middle of their group.
     
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    I kind of agree. I'll never truly understand some fits of roadrage... just let the caravan continue on their way. The driver specified in the video caption that he would have been blocking the box if they went through. There's no way to accurately tell that from the video, but one would think an entire caravan wouldn't cut a car off if they themselves had no where to go once they were in the next lane.
     
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    well first of all Funeral processions have the right-of-way, but they must yield to emergency vehicles or when directed by a police officer. The lead vehicle must be marked with a light/ flag. these thugs were not a funeral procession. just being rude and its common courtesy to not be a dick and stand in the middle of the road and cut ppl off. the tesla was clearly coming before the first car went. no excuses just scum
     
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  6. Bryan Baker

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    No, if it was so important for these douchebags to stay together, the lead car should never have turned right on the red anyway. The only reason he had any room to do so was because the Tesla was a courteous driver and was making sure not to enter the intersection before knowing he could clear it, avoiding gridlock.

    Given that doubebag #1 took advantage of the Tesla's adherence to the rules of the road and did enter the intersection in space that wasn't really available, the next best non-douchebag move would've been to pull over, let the Tesla he gutter sneaked pass, then get back in line right in front of his caravan.
     
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  7. Michael Russo

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    Courtesy always wins you points. Best if practiced on both sides. None of this seems like a big deal to me, by the way, IMHO... :)
     

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