Opinion Rant: The BMW Driver has Moved to a Tesla
Sticking to your rear bumper, not using turn signals, excessive speeding... sound familiar?
We all know about the stereotypical BMW driver that we've all seen on our roads in the past. The one that sticks 10 cm away from your back bumper, rarely (or ever) uses turn signals, and cuts you off every chance they get. Sure some of those BMW drivers still exist here and there. But, I'm noticing more and more Tesla drivers exhibiting the same characteristics.
Maybe it's the price of the cars or their flamboyant "supreme leader" Elon Musk that's getting to their heads, but I'm noticing more and more Tesla Model S and Model 3 drivers behaving like BMW drivers of not so long ago. It's as though they're entitled to the roads because of how expensive their cars are and how quickly they can get off the line.
I don't know if it's the same in your part of the world, but here in Vancouver, Canada they are everywhere and a lot of them behave the same way. Cutting other drivers off when changing lanes, sticking to your back bumper, speeding 30 to 40 km/h above the prevailing speed limit, lack of turn signals, etc.
So why do Tesla drivers behave like this? A sense of entitlement? Maybe. I don't own a Tesla but I have driven one as well as 600+ hp cars and yet, I don't have the urge to stick to someone's back bumper risking an accident or cutting them off for the same reason.