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Safety groups warn of driverless technology issues

Pennsylvania residents may be looking forward to driverless car technology. However, safety advocates are asking Congress to take its time and enact legislation before the vehicles are allowed on the road. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety alliance says that automakers should be required to certify the safety of their vehicles before being allowed to test them and that there should be fewer cars allowed on the road for test purposes.

Currently, driverless car regulations are written at the state and local level, which automakers say is making it hard to develop the technology. Trade groups approve of the federal government's efforts to take the lead when it comes to developing a national framework of driverless car regulations. Automakers believe that uniform rules may make it easier to begin work convincing the public that the vehicles are safe.

In 2016, there were 40,000 traffic deaths and another 2 million injuries. Proponents of driverless car technology say it will reduce these numbers. Ford Motor Company has invested $1 billion in Argo AI while General Motors has invested $500 million in Lyft. It has also increased its self-driving fleet of Bolts that had been testing in Detroit and San Francisco.

People who are injured in car accidents often face high medical expenses during a time when they are unable to return to work. If the collision was caused by the negligence of another motorist, such as one who was distracted by a cellphone, under the influence of alcohol, or traveling well over the speed limit, an attorney can often assist an injured victim in seeking compensation from the at-fault party.

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