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First Tesla Cybertruck Spotted Breaking the Law, Another Spotted Broken Down by the Side of the Road

A release candidate Cybertruck in Palo Alto, California has been filmed for the first time breaking the law. Another Cybertruck prototype has also been spotted after breaking down on the interstate.


Tesla has so far produced hundreds of Cybertruck prototypes and has sent out those preproduction vehicles for testing all around the world.

Throughout this thorough testing campaign, we’ve seen release candidate Cybertrucks tackle 1280-mile off-road conditions across the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.

Cybertruck prototypes have also been shot with a gun multiple times, and have withstood an arrow shot from a close range.

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The all-electric truck has also been spotted utilizing 4-wheel steering to do a standing 180-degree turn in Alaska; hot climate testing in the Mojave desert in California; in suburban areas with tight parking lots; and everything in between.

At this point, it feels like we’ve seen it all when it comes to the Cybertruck, however, this past week, thanks to footage sent to Wham Baam Teslacam, we might have witnessed the Cybertruck doing something it has never done before.

And that is, we have the first footage of a Cybertruck breaking the law. In the video captured by a Tesla camera and sent to Wham Baam Teslacam, we see a Cybertruck approaching a Tesla vehicle from the right.

The two vehicles come to a stop at a traffic light with the Model Y occupying the left lane for a turn and the Cybertruck occupying the middle lane to go straight. However, after a bit of pause, the Cybertruck is spotted driving over a solid line to cross to the leftmost lane presumably for a turn.

Admittedly, this is not the biggest law transgration ever, however, it’s still interesting to document the first instance the Cybertruck was spotted breaking the law.

Given the Cybertruck’s performance and bulletproof exterior, the vehicle is already being sought out by police departments and perhaps by other non-lawful actors. After the vehicle is out to the public, we’ll undoubtedly see the Cybertruck in all sorts of shenanigans however, this will still always live on as the first time we’ve seen a Cybertruck breaking the law.

This was the most interesting instance of the multiple Cybertruck sightings shared by Wham Baam Teslacam however, in another instance, we also see a Cybertruck broken down by the side of the road.

In the video we see the vehicle being loaded onto a tow truck. There is currently no information on what went wrong with the vehicle to necessitate a tow truck. However, this is not the first time a Cybertruck prototype has been spotted broken down.

A release candidate Cybertruck was unable to supercharge in the Mojave desert heat and had to be towed after the vehicle ran out of battery without the ability to recharge.

This is currently all the information we’ve regarding the Cybertruck breaking the law and the other Cybertruck prototype which was spotted broken down by the side of the street. However, we’ll be sure to keep you posted if we get more information.

Until then, make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Surprised to see a Tesla Cybertruck breaking the law? Also, do you think given its properties, the Cybertruck will attract non-lawful actors? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Image: Screenshot from Wham Baam Teslacam YouTube channel

For more information check out: Truckload of Model 3 & Y’s Sporting the 7 New Tesla Colors Spotted Headed to Giga Texas in Time For Cybertruck Delivery Event

Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.


H (not verified)    November 15, 2023 - 5:10PM

First of all, it's not illegal to cross over a solid white line in California. You can check the vehicle code or the driving manual that's given to new drivers. Second of all, the truck itself can't break the law.

Having a headline saying that the truck broke down when you have no clue why it was being loaded onto a flatbed is lying. I hope that your mommy is ashamed of you.

For those who are outside of the US, it's important to know that the US government doesn't make driving laws for states. Each state has its own laws. While they overlap substantially, they don't overlap completely. If you aren't sure what the law is in a given state, you can avoid crossing solid white lines and jaywalking to play it safe. But if you are in California, they aren't illegal.