cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16497781

A Tesla was in its self-driving mode when it crashed into a parked patrol vehicle responding to a fatal crash in Orange County Thursday morning, police said.

The officer was on traffic control duty blocking Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton for an investigation into a suspected DUI crash that left a motorcyclist dead around 9 p.m. Wednesday when his vehicle was struck.

A Fullerton Police Department spokesperson said the officer was standing outside his vehicle around midnight when he saw a Tesla driving in his direction and not slowing down.

  • Spaceinv8er@sh.itjust.works
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    1 month ago

    I mean I live in Orange County, I lived in Fullerton for 10± years.

    Every other car in the OC is a Tesla.

    My point is that this isn’t an “if” it could happen, as more than a “when” will it happen.

    If you read that article and live in the OC anyone would say “yep, sounds like Fullerton”

  • Daqu@lemm.ee
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    1 month ago

    Stop selecting police cars if the capthca asks for green traffic lights.

  • lnxtx@feddit.nl
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    1 month ago

    No one on the driver’s seat?
    “Self-driving mode” - you still must supervise it.

    • NateSwift@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      1 month ago

      The spokesperson said that the Tesla was in self-drive mode and the driver admitted to being on a cellphone at the time of the crash.

      Not sure where you got that from?