Arguments Against Driverless Cars

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Three proposed options could be utilized to combat this overwhelming obstacle. One solution would be to implement driverless cars on the road. Autonomous cars could reduce the human error associated with driving. Also, allowing the car to drive itself would give the driver opportunities to complete tasks of their own such as reading, working, sleeping, or texting. Like a robotic butler, autonomous cars could become modern day chauffeurs without the need for payment. This technology would undoubtedly allow the drivers of the future much more freedom, right? While autonomous cars may seem a viable solution, they offer many unintended drawbacks. For example, although driverless cars may remove the human error of driving, they do not provide adequate decision making. Driverless cars present a moral dilemma upon closer inspection (Lin). When a driverless car is faced with an unavoidable collision, a driverless car could do one of three things; the car could swerve left and hit an elderly woman, swerve right…show more content…
What would be an appropriate response if a loved one died doing something that could have easily been prevented? Would it be best to live with grief alone and callously allow others to make the same fatal mistake? If an opportunity is presented, there is no reason to wait for another person to be hurt. Steps to prevent this loss could be to organize a petition for technology companies to include safety features built into their phone. People who have lost loved ones to speak out to other youth they may know and teach them to save themselves from the pain and sorrow that texting and driving may cause. Encourage teens to talk to their friends and inform them why texting and driving can lead to fatal mistakes and let them know how much they would be missed if they were gone because of a futile act of meaningless

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