Safety

Reduce unnecessary brake light activation trending idea

After seeing several videos of angry motorbike riders taking out their frustration on Teslas, I wonder if part of the reason is the activation of brake lights whenever the accelerator pedal is released.

As a lifelong manual driver I have always been careful to change down rather than brake to avoid annoying the drivers behind. I find it most embarrassing that, in my Tesla, I am constantly flashing my brake lights even though I'm just feathering the accelerator. Surely there needs to be a happy medium, where the brake lights only come on if you are coming to a complete halt or actually using the brake pedal. I suppose there would need to be some middle ground, such as if you lift your foot off the accelerator completely at high speed.

Personally I find drivers who are constantly braking in front of me very annoying.

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Idea No. 989