Gov­ern­ment must act

Owner Driver - - Your Say -

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.

Jay Nauss

Glen Aplin, Qld

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