How Safe Are Driverless Cars?
June 26, 2018
Researchers understand that the 1.3 million fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents each year are almost always the result of human negligence. United States safety regulators confirm that around 94 percent of crashes are caused by human error, yet experts are unsure what can be done to prevent such tragedies. Scientists, car manufacturers, and politicians have suggested using self-driving and automated technologies to help reduce accidents, but just how safe is such technology?
Safety of Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous features are proven to help reduce accidents, but it’s absolutely crucial that the human driver remain attentive and aware at all times. It’s still unclear whether completely self-driving vehicles are safe for public roads. In the United States, each state has its own set of regulations for testing self-driving cars. There are not any federal laws regulating this type of activity yet. Recent concerns regarding a fatal self-driving accident in Arizona have led some companies like Uber to put the breaks on public testing of this technology, while other companies like General Motors and Audi are still continuing on with their tests.
Hoyt & Hoyt
The truth is no one really knows how safe self-driving cars are, and it’s challenging to assess the current status of this rapidly evolving technology. If you believe that defective or misleading self-driving features may have contributed to your automobile accident, then it’s important to seek out knowledgeable representation for your personal injury case. The lawyers at Hoyt & Hoyt have remained dedicated to assisting clients with personal injury cases for the last 35 years. Call our law office to discuss the details of your case. We can be reached at 973-292-2299.
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