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So removing the steering wheel, physical buttons, windscreen controls and the gear lever is not enough.

Tesla are going to start building cars without door handles:


When will the madness stop!?!
 

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Great, not only do I have to dodge idiots in their cars when out cycling, I now have to watch out for self opening doors just waiting to knock me into the middle of next week.
What fun!
 

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Great, not only do I have to dodge idiots in their cars when out cycling, I now have to watch out for self opening doors just waiting to knock me into the middle of next week.
What fun!
If you get run over by a Cybertruck, the driver won鈥檛 even notice until he has to clean up that odd red wine stain on the front bumper.

The Model X falcon wing doors do a great job of cutting up unsuspecting cyclists.
 

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The Model X falcon wing doors do a great job of cutting up unsuspecting cyclists.
I know!

Luckily my fist does a great job of reminding Tesla drivers the responsibility lies with them, not the cyclist, to make sure they open their doors only when it is safe to do so :mad:

My biggest ever cycling crash was with a passenger deciding to exit the vehicle in a traffic jam in Nottingham City Centre during Friday night rush hour. I was just a regular pushbike courier back then, think Deliveroo on steroids.
I knew exactly what line to take through the traffic, the speed to approach the red lights to ensure I would go through them as they changed to green, which would keep me in front of the cars for the next 10 or so sets of lights depositing me a mile or so down the road adjacent to the train station, but some useless w*nker didn't think he needed to worry about anyone else as he flung his door open.

Me, broke my leg in 3 places, cracked 4 ribs and dislocated my shoulder. Him, got back in the car and fled the scene. What a ****!!

Never did find out who it was, but I bet he learnt his lesson. I certainly did.
 

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I sympathise with you and any rider in that situation, but it is an example of why the law on passing slow and wide should apply both ways to cars and cyclists. I doubt he learnt his lesson unless you did sufficient damage to his car.
 
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