[ExI] Humans are really bad at driving
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 15:09:29 UTC 2016
Even if self-driving cars kill people while improving their programs,
they will still kill a lot less than human drivers.
It won't take that. If they would put a breathalyzer in every normal car
and locked the starter when the gauge showed above the legal limit, I have
no doubt that tens of thousands would be saved. I have no stats at hand,
but believe that about half of fatal accidents involve a drunk driver. But
no! We want to be free! Free to kill.
Also, prevent starting until seat belts are fastened around all riders.
Many fatal accidents involve people being thrown out of the car.
We libertarians don't like being told what to do, especially we are likely
to be safer than the average driver, but gee, folks, others are killing
themselves and their children and pets by drinking and not fastening
belts. I don't mind dying for my libertarian beliefs, but not this
I would charge someone with murder if a child was killed and not wearing a
belt or the driver was drunk. Adults too - oh why not.
On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 9:03 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Federal regulators says car makers “cannot wait for perfect” on automation
> “Pre-market approval steps” could clarify responsibility in the future.
> Megan Geuss - 7/23/2016,
> On Friday, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
> (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind told an audience in Detroit, Michigan that car
> makers “cannot wait for perfect” when it comes to developing and
> deploying self-driving car technology. The Wall Street Journal
> reported that Rosekind said automation would “save people’s lives” in
> a time when auto fatalities have been up 8 percent since 2014.
> Even if self-driving cars kill people while improving their programs,
> they will still kill a lot less than human drivers.
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