Uber’s Self-Driving Trucks Hit the Highway – Danger
It was never not meant to happen. Change is inevitable, and it will not be stopped. The world is changing and with the way new technology and advancements have been upcoming and rising a new form of transportation is here. It is something most people have feared for years and a change that frankly puts a lot of people just like you at risk. Self-Driving Trucks.
The Company Uber recently announced that Semi Trucks that are self-driving will be strictly on highways in Arizona. Since May of 2017, the announcement stated that there are licensed human drivers behind the wheel ready to take over in case of emergency. The ultimate end goal is to ultimately eliminate all humans from being behind the wheel.
The main question everyone is asking is what will happen in a major accident? Who will be at fault and held responsible for their actions.
Uber unfortunately will not release much information on the topic except for the fact that they are working strictly on maintaining safe technology Trucks for the highway only. The only thing I am certain of is in an accident with one of these trucks Uber is going to be held responsible. I hope and pray that this will not take over putting people’s lives at risk.
Safe Highway Tips
- Maintain A safe distance from any trucks
- Follow speed limit within posted signs
- Avoid distraction such as texting, talking on the phone, and binge watching
- Always keep aggressive drivers in front of you
I’m sure there are many accident cases out there and it frightens me that many more will occur do to this new vehicle release. It may seem like a cool new thing on the market, but it puts many in danger and at risk on the roadway. Someone must be held accountable for the horrible tragedies that come from these crashes.If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an automobile accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact my office immediately. As your Ohio car accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877-944-4373.