Will Self-Driving Vehicles Make The Roads Safer?

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A self driving Uber car drives in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. While the vehicles are loaded with features that allow them to navigate on their own, an Uber engineer sits in the driver's seat and can seize control if things go awry. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

This month, Uber launched a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, and Ford announced that within five years it wants to have autonomous vehicles on the roads.

Proponents of self-driving cars believe they’ll make driving safer, eliminating driver errors that cause most accidents.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson asks AAA’s Russ Martin if autonomous vehicles will lead to fewer accidents and safer roads.


Russ Martin, manager of state relations for AAA (American Automobile Association). The association tweets @AAAnews.

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