Driving on autopilot is no excuse for speeding, police say.
On Tuesday afternoon, Coquitlam RCMP impounded a Tesla for excessive speeding. The driver was going more than double the posted speed limit — 113 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
The driver reportedly cited the car’s autopilot feature as a reason for the speed, telling officers they weren’t the one driving.
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The Coquitlam RCMP posted about the interaction on social media, saying the vehicle was impounded and that “autopilot is not an excuse.”
— CQ RCMP (@cqrcmp) August 4, 2020
According to ICBC, police can issue a fine ranging from $368 to $483 for excessive speeding. The infraction also carries three points towards a person’s Driver Risk Premium (DRP).