a reply to: ketsuko
Let's not bring self-driving cars into this lol.
But you did so...
I've personally driven over 500,000 miles since I got my first car in 1998 and I've never put a single scratch on any cars I've owned. I have had to
avoid many other terrible drivers and nearly wrecked several times but got super lucky. I never once almost caused a wreck, but I've avoided many
others who almost did.
That's because I'm a good driver with excellent awareness, instincts, and reaction times.
But I personally am very hopeful about self-driving cars because it will take all these horrible drivers off the road and lessen the car wrecks by 95%
or more. I even think it's a good idea to prohibit most people from driving a vehicle unless they can pass a very in-depth driving test every few
years. It needs to be way more difficult than the current standards.
Just imagine it, a world where car wrecks are a rarity.
A world where I no longer need to pay for insurance, inspections, licensing, etc.
Liability will fall entirely on the manufacturer and programmers.
A world where I can take a nap in the back seat, or sit there getting intoxicated, and it's totally OK!
No more getting pulled over by cops all the time - in fact we can do with way less cops in that world, they won't be needed so much.
No more DUI/DWI, no more losing a family member to horrible wrecks, all of this will be outdated.
No more gridlock traffic jams, etc.
If you really want to still drive, than just prove you're a pro. I can easily prove I'm a pro driver. Heck I could do it on my worst days. But I'm
tired of all these horrible drivers so I'd love to see the age of self-driving cars get here asap.
Don't be so indignant about this. Embrace the future. Things will be far better than they are today when people aren't driving around all the time.
Robot cars are the way to go here and the benefits far outweigh whatever detriments you might be afraid of.
There will always be room for pro drivers to own their own 67 Chevy and drive it around old-school style. But you'll need a ton of money to make that
With self-driving fleet vehicles I can save 90%+ of my money and just order a ride on the rare occasion I need to go somewhere that I can't walk to.
Instead of spending thousands per year on driving I can spend a few hundred or less. This is the future and I really think you should consider the