Tech Forum Gets Busted For Speeding In Tesla Model 3


It was only a matter of time …

As many of you likely already know, YouTuber Matt Shumaker of Tech Forum took delivery of his Tesla Model 3 not long ago. He’s put out some pretty nice videos with an impressive amount of detail about the Model 3. This latest video is not quite the same, however, as Matt was pulled over for speeding in his Tesla.

Matt explains that he was going about 50 mph in 45 mph zone. As he was heading down a hill, he took his foot off the accelerator pedal to coast. When he got to the bottom of the hill, he was going 47 mph as the speed limit changed to a 30 mph zone. Needless to say, Matt was going 17 mph over the speed limit. Fortunately, the police officer was very interested in his Model 3 and only issued him a warning.

You don’t really have to watch the whole video (it tends to go on and on after the video of the officer) to get the moral of the story here. It’s not, “If you own a Tesla you will get away with it.” But rather, Tesla vehicles accelerate quickly, are very quiet, and provide a smooth ride. Going over the speed limit in these cars is very easy. We’ve seen many terrible accidents due to people driving the cars too fast. If you drive a Tesla, it’s critical to remain well aware of its power and make safe choices.

Video Description via Tech Forum on YouTube:

Today I got pulled over for speeding in my Tesla Model 3. Kind of funny situation.


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I have a great lawyer for that.

That’s where the Cruise Control comes in quite nicely.

Just yesterday at a local NDEW event I conversed with another EV driver about some potential implications of a mass rEVolution …

I am wondering what might happen to the road safety when dozen of thousands of hardcore Si-, GTI-, WRX- etc. motorheads – not your ex-Prius folks – embark on their EV adventure.

Future Autopilot safety features won’t stop you from speeding, but they will prevent accidents. I imagine it like driving on a rail – as soon as your input on steering or acceleration would cause your car to leave the road or hit an object, the car won’t do it. Breaks the illusion of you being in control, but saves thousands of lives.

I went to our local event and wanted to sign up to drive the Model 3 Performance, but the waiting list was too long for me to get a test drive before the end of the day. However I drove to another NEDW event in the Valley, right at closing time in my i3. What luck, the Tesla rep said I could take the last test drive of the day. He said my only requirement was that two others were going to go for a ride in the back, and if I wouldn’t mind showing them some 0-60mph runs. I said I would happily oblige. With extensive drag racing experience, this was right up my alley! I gave the rear passengers plenty of full acceleration runs from a stop, and from 40 mph rolls. We also did a few 0-60 runs in an isolated stretch for road with no cross streets. I believe it was a 35mph zone though, but the Tesla gets there so quick. After we were finished, the two passengers in the back got out thoroughly impressed. The one guy said “we are off duty police officers, but we enjoyed the experience”. At first I thought I… Read more »

Your worries are misplaced. These hard core dumbos that you talk about, those that drive 150hp civics with exhaust mods to make them heard from miles away will be the last ones to switch to quiet rides. How would they be able to make their “look at me” entry without the obnoxious misfire of the gas engine?

Not a big deal. It is the ‘Tesla two’.
All new owners get 1-2 tickets and normally go through a set of tires VERY QUICKLY (as in 20K miles and under).

Ok, so it’s a speed trap, like millions of others. Be observant and aware.

Too bad there’s no Waze integration to warn you of common speed traps.

Just need to set it to work over WiFi.

Try the Tesla Waze site on the in-car browser (I use it on my S all the time and the 3 is getting a browser in the next update). This shows speed traps, hidden law enforcement, red ljght and speed cameras, traffic and construction around you as you drive:


No browser on the 3.

Not yet.