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Safety advocates urge caution on driverless car testing

Driverless cars are considered the cars of the future, but some Pennsylvania residents may want to wait a bit before buying one. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety say safety issues need to be resolved before such cars become commonplace on U.S. streets and highways.

The advocacy group is urging Congress not to rush into the driverless cars movement as these vehicles are being test-driven on a limited basis. It wants Congress to limit the number of test vehicles and to require automakers to certify they meet safety standards. Legislation to expand the testing of driverless cars is pending in Congress.

Since more than 2 million people are injured and more than 40,000 killed in car accidents annually, the advocacy group wants to make sure driverless cars won't lead to a substantial increase in these statistics. Automakers, on the other hand, say driverless cars should cut down on the number of car accidents. The advocacy group wants the federal government to draw up rules of the road for the autonomous automobiles and not leave this task up to the states as the legislation proposes.

Car accidents are tragic, especially when many could be avoided if drivers paid more attention to the road by not talking on cellphones, adhering to the speed limit and driving sober. Regardless of the accident's cause, victims may be eligible for personal injury compensation if the accident was caused by a negligent driver. This compensation can include lost wages and medical expenses, as well as perhaps something for their pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney may be able to explain the process of a claim and assist the victim in getting a fair award settlement.

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