Government must act
People die daily in road crashes. A north Qld towing accident killed a driver when a tow rope broke, hitting him in the head. Faulty air bags caused the deaths of hundreds. Thousands of babies are killed by legal abortions; so why would anyone be concerned when Uber driverless cars only killed two people?
After the pedestrian was killed in the USA by an Uber car, we’re told it’s nothing to worry about.
How many deaths are acceptable while Uber testing continues? Will the Uber driverless cars be insured and who will be at fault in the event of fatalities? Will compensation be paid to the families of accidents caused by driverless cars? Will Uber or the authorities who allow driverless cars be responsible for the accidents that will inevitably happen? Will anyone be held responsible or has life descended into a meaningless morass? The government needs to take into account all these factors, and probably more, before allowing driverless cars on Australian roads.
Glen Aplin, Qld