Should People Be Compelled To Stop Driving?

Should People Be Compelled To Stop Driving?

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With the introduction of autonomous vehicles, should drivers be compelled to give up driving to make our roads safer?

Bernard Marr has raised the question of how the introduction of self-driving vehicles could affect the attitudes and behaviour of road users in an interesting thought piece for Forbes. Currently, the vast majority of accidents are caused by human error and the increase in distracted driver incidents is also not helping accident figures. He queries whether people's perception of safety around autonomous vehicles might provide a false sense of security, particularly during a period where a significant proportion of vehicles on the road are still being manually driven. In order to overcome issues with poor driver behaviour during this period, should we be obliged to give up driving at the earliest opportunity for the benefit of the majority?

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