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Driverless Cars - Benefits or Dangers to Our Roadways?

Steve Wagner

The future of our roadways is already making its way into our great state. With driverless cars projected as the next technology to grace our transportation plan, many are questioning the safety and use of these cars, and whether they are truly ready for public implementation.

According to Google, the country’s leading manufacturer and pioneer of driverless cars, none of their cars have ever caused an accident. Some are skeptical of this claim, since their cars have been involved in 12 accidents since 2009, however, Google claims the accidents were all the fault of other drivers, or the driver not utilizing the technology properly.

Last year, Governor Mike Pence proposed an implementation plan for driverless car technology, and has been working since to get the legislative funding for the multi-billion dollar project. Pence has also proposed the addition of a second beltway to facilitate freight traffic around the exterior of Indianapolis and clear up traffic on I-465.

With these potential projects on the horizon, it could mean hundreds of new construction jobs for workers in Indiana, but it could also mean a multitude of additional dangers, unmanned technology, increased traffic, and ongoing construction for the next several years.

Ask Wagner Reese – Car Accident Attorneys

Although the world of driverless technology is still a new field, the injuries that could result from product liability, distraction, negligence, and more, all remain the same. If you have been injured in a traffic accident, or if you are a construction worker who has been injured on an Indiana job site, the attorneys of Wagner Reese may be able to help you recover the damages you deserve. Call us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.


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