jlv wrote:Up until the firmware release this week with the new speed limiter, the only way I knew an owner could limit the speed was to put the car in valet mode, which limits it to 70 MPH. I'm not sure how they set a limit of 85...edatoakrun wrote:CBS 4 News reported several weeks ago that Riley’s family said they modified the vehicle to only travel at a top speed of 85 miles per hour after Riley received a speeding ticket in March for going 112 miles per hour...
The reports state TSLA limited the top speed, at the owner's (father's) request.
If TSLA made an attempt to do so, and its was ineffective (as claimed) then there it may be a reason to find additional liability for TSLA for the deaths.
jlv wrote:...Back to personal responsibility, if my son had gotten a speeding ticket for doing 112 MPH , you can damn well be sure I wouldn't be letting him use the car at all anymore.
I would have no problem with regulating teenage drivers to relatively low-speed and low-powered vehicles during the first few years of driving.
In fact, I have suggested to friends that they buy Nissan LEAF's for their teenage sons.
Not only for crash safety, but to reduce the risk of being responsible for an unwanted pregnancy to near zero...