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Self-driving vehicles more likely to be involved in crashes

Self-driving vehicles are more likely to be involved in crashes — five times more likely than human-operated drivers, in fact — according to research published in a USA Today article.

In the study conducted by researchers of University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, factors such as the number of self-driving cars being driven versus the number of traditional vehicles on the road as well as the estimated number of unreported accidents were taken into consideration when determining the statistic.

Researchers did clarify that most of the accidents in which these self-driving cars were involved were not caused by an error they made, but rather by human-operated vehicles crashing into them. It is unclear whether a reduced speed was a factor.

While engineers and scientists move closer and closer to automated vehicles that can hopefully eradicate deaths and injuries related to car accidents, they still have quite a way to go. In the meantime, people are in danger of being injured in car accidents caused by the negligence of others. If you have been hurt in an accident, call the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (715) 365-1900 to discuss your legal options today.

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