Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Car Accident Lawyer Delves into the Upcoming Laws on Self-Driving Vehicles

If you think car accident laws are complicated now, imagine how much more confusing it would be when self-driving cars become the norm on the streets.

Just how safe are self-driving vehicles?

Experts predict that by 2030, fully autonomous vehicles will account for 60% of all vehicles produced and sold in the country, easily overtaking the human-driven vehicles we have today.

According to analysts who specialize in the development of self-driving vehicles, safety-conscious consumers and pedestrians stand to benefit greatly from this transition. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows, 94% of fatal car accidents were caused by human error rather than technical issues. In fact, accidents that involve self-driving vehicles are often caused by distracted human drivers (e.g., texting / taking a selfie while driving, drunk driving) and not by a glitch in its system.

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