Tesla’s built-in camera captures mum’s divisive move beside ‘day-old’ car

The owner of the vehicle said his Tesla was 'not even a day old' when it happened.

Parking a brand new car in a busy parking lot is a risky thing to do, with dents and scratches from the doors of other cars a far too common an occurrence.

For one new Tesla owner, excitement soon turned into frustration in a Queensland car park on Tuesday after a woman was caught on the car's built-in camera appearing to carelessly hit her pram into the side of his "day-old" electric vehicle, appearing to drag the pram along the side as she tried to reverse herself out from between the two cars.

"Not even a day old," the Tesla owner Josh said. "People just don't give a fudge about other people's property nowadays I guess."

Screenshots from the Tesla footage showing the pram and the mum next to the vehicle.
The footage from the Tesla vehicle shows the driver next to it pulling out her pram and appearing to roughly hit the side of the car. Source: TikTok

Drivers admit to parking 'far away' to avoid scratches to car

After seeing the video, car enthusiasts and drivers alike united to condemn the act with the pram, saying this behaviour is why they park away from others.

"I park in valet, or park so far away and cop the long a** walk," one said. "This is why I park so far away from everyone, I'm sick of door dings & scratches on my nice car," another agreed.

Others shared their disappointment with the footage. "She hits the car multiple times and is very much aware of it, she’s being rough and doesn’t care," one said. "People are so selfish," a second lamented.

A new Tesla can cost anywhere from around $61,000, so it is no wonder the owner and others were so upset by the footage. However, some did argue that contact with the Tesla seemed "accidental" rather than done out of malice.

"Are you referring to when the pram accidentally touches your car? It clearly hadn’t damaged anything and wasn’t intentional?" argued one.

New car park feature that could prevent this issue

Australian car bays are usually 2.4m wide by 5.5 m long, which doesn’t leave much space between your car and the one next to you — causing issues similar to that of this Tesla owner.

A shopping centre car park in Tasmania is changing the game though by allowing "a door to be fully open without hitting the adjacent car” using double lines approximately 80 centimetres apart, instead of a single white line.

Photos shared on social media of the design show a decent space between each space at the shopping centre parking lot, with one man saying "all car parks should adopt this method for line markings."

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