The advancement of technology has significantly improved transportation and has made globetrotting easier. The safety protocols installed in cars offer assurance to travelers. The rise of driverless cars is the latest state-of-the-art invention. As a result, California issued a law stating that these self-driving cars are immune from traffic tickets.
The law, which was issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, states that an unmanned vehicle powered by artificial intelligence will be allowed on public streets and highways. This new addition of driverless cars will be treated the same way as traditional cars. The only caveat is that human operators must be present in these vehicles.
This Democrat-led law has proven to have numerous benefits. Above all, driverless cars are a lot safer than traditional vehicles because the cars can detect and interpret risks on the road such as obstacles, pedestrians, and other drivers. Additionally, driverless cars require less fuel usage and do not need frequent maintenance. Furthermore, during times of heavy traffic, driverless cars are more efficient in transportation since they can navigate with faster speed than humans.
The law passed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles is one of the few laws regarding driverless cars. Under the law, these cars still need a human operator since these vehicles still need to obey the law of the road. Thus, it does not exempt driverless cars from abiding by traffic codes such as speed limits, one-way direction, and so forth. Indeed, the primary aim of this law is to ensure that driverless cars are safe, especially since these cars depend heavily on technological precision and accuracy.
Although driverless cars are immune from traffic tickets, motorists should realize that they still need to be vigilant on the road, even when driving a driverless car. After all, the vehicles will still need input from humans, regardless of the high level of safety accuracy that these cars can provide.