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Elon Musk Drives Cybertruck to Restaurant, Hits Traffic Cone

December 9th 19__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Advanced Transport
Roberto Cruz via YouTube

Roadbump

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took his shiny Cybertruck for a joyride to a restaurant in Malibu, California on Saturday night — but his evening hit a bump when the entrepreneur crushed a traffic cone while exiting the restaurant’s parking lot, video captured by gossip site TMZ shows.

The truck has garnered a lot of attention — and not only for its extremely divisive design. Experts, including the chief of the Australian car safety rating organization, have pointed out that the imposing stainless steel vehicle could end up being a safety hazard thanks to a lack of crumple zones.

Making an Entrance

TMZ reported that Musk left the restaurant with actor Edward Norton in tow. The valet left the recently announced Tesla pickup truck out front so that everybody could get a peek.

Later that night, YouTuber Roberto Cruz spotted the Cybertruck driving down the 405 freeway.

Technicality

Interestingly, the Cybertruck still didn’t feature rearview mirrors, as Gizmodo noted. In California, drivers are required to have an unimpeded rear view of the highway for at least 200 feet behind them. According to Section 26709 of the California Vehicle Code, vehicles must have two mirrors that reflect the driver’s view  as well, and one mirror has to be placed on the left side of the vehicle.

In other words, things could have gone worse for the truck’s first known time on public roads — but they also, evidently, could have gone much better.

READ MORE: Elon Musk Hits Traffic Pylon With New Cybertruck After Dinner in Malibu [Gizmodo]

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