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Tesla driving on autopilot clocked going double the speed limit in BC

BC RCMP are reminding motorists that driving on autopilot is no excuse for speeding.

On Tuesday, police impounded a Tesla in the Coquitlam area for excessive speeding while the automated function was activated.

The vehicle was clocked while cruising at 113 km/h in a 50 km/h zone and upon being pulled over, police report the driver cited the autopilot feature as reason for the excessive speed.

In BC, fines range from $368 to $483 for excessive speeding, plus a fee for towing and impounding the vehicle.

The infraction also counts as three points against the operator’s Driver Risk Premium.



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