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#1 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:14 am

These things sound dangerous.
Can they be any more dangerous than stolen cars, cars driven by drunks, people who can't admit that their vision isn't so good, drivers on the phone, putting the make up on. all these kinds of people have killed many other people.
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#2 by Slow Jo , Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:07 pm

Don't like the sound of these,who is to blame in an accident,the driver can say I was'nt driving its a driver less car.


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#3 by Voltman , Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:53 am

The person in charge of the vehicle is always responsible for it, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to be driving it at the time.
They would probably have to change the law though, there are so many possible loopholes, like the one about getting in your car drunk and having it take you home.
The fact that it would normally be bouncing off parked cars for the whole journey anyway will disguise the fact that the person in charge is drunk.


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#4 by Brumlad , Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:59 pm

What if a drunk driver gets in a 'driverless car'? Would that be a mitigating circumstance? Some of these cars apparently have no steering wheel or pedals, so there isn't (technically) ANYONE in charge of them.


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#5 by mikejee , Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:40 pm

According to the papers at present driverless cars are illegal, probably for the reasons already stated, and a change in the law would be necessary. Knowing insurance companies I would think that, initially at least, insurance for these would be so high that no-one would want to own one


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#6 by Voltman , Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:31 am

I hope you're right Mike. There is more to driving than GPS and Sensors.


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:30 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #6
I hope you're right Mike. There is more to driving than GPS and Sensors.


Don't you have to learn to do your make up in the mirrors and be able to text with one hand.


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#8 by Slow Jo , Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:35 pm

Did anyone hear on telly about that woman who hit a student and killed him at 70 miles an hour ,on 2 yes 2 mobile phones one tucked under her shoulder talking,and texting one the other one,she got 6 years ,is that all a life is worth today.


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#9 by Voltman , Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:41 am

A woman got four years last week for stealing money from the NHS, who just let her do it.
There is no balance in sentencing anymore. The judges are too old and don't live in the real world.


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#10 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:22 pm

One thing is for sure, usually the punishment doesn't fit the crime. The Judiciary not helped by the fact that there are very few prison places. Still we can always tag murderers, rapists. muggers, con men, child molesters, drunk drivers, politicians, TV stars etc etc............................Can't we.


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#11 by Voltman , Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:58 pm

The tag should weigh as much as the person wearing it and require surgery to remove it.


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#12 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:58 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #11
The tag should weigh as much as the person wearing it and require surgery to remove it.

Like Volty's wallet


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#14 by Voltman , Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:49 am

Computers don't have anything to lose and they don't feel pain. The software writers are safe at home while cars driving themselves are free to kill.

"Tesla in fatal California crash was on Autopilot"

There's nothing wrong with electric cars if they are in the hands of someone who can drive but I see no reason to hand over control to the car.


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#15 by mikejee , Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:45 pm

I agree, but people are stupid, otherwise they would not hand over control to a tory government


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