Dangerous driving made the situation worse.
Coal rolling is somewhat popular in the aftermarket diesel-powered truck community, but it's a really stupid activity. For the uninitiated, this is where someone in a truck tuned to belch out excessive smoke intentionally floors the gas pedal in order to spew these fumes over other motorists or pedestrians. It's a wasteful and silly pastime that is illegal in many states. But what makes the below incident worse is that the driver of the pickup swerves across lanes and brakes aggressively in order to repeat the offense. The victim, in this case, was behind the wheel of a Tesla and had a child in the car too.
It's unclear what model of Tesla was being driven, although the tweet comes from someone with a Model 3, but that's largely inconsequential. What's concerning here is the manner in which the pickup driver recklessly endangered the safety of all road users in the vicinity, and it seems that the only reason for the truck driver's behavior is that the victim was driving a Tesla. This kind of thing is not new, as we've seen pea-brained truck drivers block Tesla Supercharger bays. Despite measures to counter that sort of behavior, out on the road, anything seems to go for these EV haters.
What's shocking is that people are literally attacking these vehicles and sometimes going as far as discharging firearms, and the only reason for it seems to be that these imbeciles dislike electric vehicles. Why can't we all just buy what we want and be allowed to drive it in peace? For the average law-abiding citizen, a Tesla is just another car. To these lunatics, the existence of Tesla as a company is essentially an attack on their freedom. Thankfully, Autopilot cameras have helped to identify many of these people, and as these cameras get better, we hope that more of these crazy drivers can be brought to justice.