Police Stop Tesla Owner Trying Too Hard To Love Christmas

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This is not the way to get into the Christmas spirit.

The decorations are going up in stores, people are being a little more good-natured, and there's the spirit of Christmas cheer in the air. While we're all for spreading this Christmas cheer, we can't advocate the Canadian driver of this Tesla Model 3. While there's nothing wrong with strapping a Christmas tree to your roof (and we've seen it done to a Jeep and even a racecar), some types ofChristmas decorations should stay away from cars, and bright flashing lights certainly fall into that category. As you can imagine, the light show attracted the attention of someone who is legally permitted to have flashing lights on their car.

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As a result, the motorist behind the wheel of this attention-grabbing Tesla was fined and instructed to remove the lights from the car. The reasoning behind the law that says a civilian vehicle may not have such lights on their car is not specifically against Christmas lights, but having the colors of emergency services (red and blue) is obviously not okay, and with these lights causing a clear distraction to other motorists, it's no surprise that the driver in question was pulled over. Although this event occurred in Canada, the same rules apply here in the States too. Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police also drew attention to the fact that this lighting arrangement could be dangerous if it falls of the car.

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We have no details of how the owner of this car decided to power the lights, but we suspect it ran off the Tesla's battery and find ourselves amused at the possibility of this driver running out of juice on the way home as a result of his or her festive light display. This isn't the strangest traffic infringement we've come across though - the driver of a Porsche 968 was pulled over and fined for pulling a hot tub behind the vehicle using some sort of rudimentary homemade wheeling device. In both cases, the lesson is to just use things the way they were originally intended.

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