Man records driver asleep behind the wheel on Mass. interstate

(WTHR file photo)

NEWTON, Mass. (WTHR) — You may want to start looking at the driver in the vehicles next to you from now on.

Dakota Randall was driving on the Massachusetts Turnpike Sunday afternoon when he noticed a driver and passenger both asleep.

Randall shared the 28-second video on Twitter and said, "Some guy literally asleep at the wheel on the Mass Pike (great place for it). Teslas are sick, I guess?"

NBC10 Boston reports Randall tried honking his horn to wake the driver and passenger, but it didn't work.

Randall drove next to the Tesla for 45 seconds to a minute before speeding up.

State police told NBC10 Boston they were aware of the incident and were not contacted by anyone.

The Tesla Autopilot feature is designed to actively guide cars from on-ramp to off-ramp, including suggesting and making lane changes, navigating highway interchanges, and taking exits. However, Tesla says on its website that the feature is intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any time.

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