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How Will Autonomous Cars be Brought to Traffic Justice Rules?

Experts believe that autonomous cars could improve traffic rules, policing, public safety, and much more

Autonomous cars are capable of sensing their environment and operating without human involvement. An autonomous vehicle is one that can drive itself from a starting point to a predetermined destination in “autopilot” mode using various in-vehicle technologies and sensors. As the autonomous technology for autonomous vehicles continues to develop, it may be necessary for state and municipal governments to address the potential impacts of these vehicles on the road.

 

Autonomous vehicles could improve policing and public safety

The onset of autonomous vehicles will introduce many benefits to existing road systems. Some of these will eventually include the ability to optimize traffic flows, reduce the number of overall vehicles needed, and reduce road violence. Self-driving vehicles can reduce and improve traffic jams by guiding human-controlled vehicles on the road. For traffic to flow smoothly, drivers must maintain a consistent speed and distance from other vehicles.

Policymakers should be motivated by autonomous vehicle benefits, among many others, to expedite the adoption of autonomous cars. Self-driving vehicles could virtually eliminate the need to use police resources to enforce traffic safety laws and enable them to concentrate on reducing the most serious criminal activity.

Self-driving vehicles obey the speed limit, do not drive erratically, and reach a valid final destination safely even if the drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Most importantly, these vehicles give the police little cause to stop or approach a vehicle and confront the driver. It would also answer the call from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for people to drive alone. The virtual elimination of driver-caused accident fatalities, injuries, and vehicle damage would add even more to the nation’s welfare.

Given the extraordinary range of potential social benefits, including better use of police resources, far fewer traffic-related confrontations and accidents, and a more efficient economy, policymakers should be doing everything they can to expedite the adoption of life-changing innovations that the nations desperately need during troubled times.