Infographic: Impact of Self Driving Cars on Traffic Law Enforcement


Imagine the day when your car can send you a text message saying it needs an oil change. How about being able to get a jump start on a presentation for work while your car navigates rush hour traffic with ease? Technology like this and more is much closer to a reality than most may realize. Major tech and automotive companies, such as Google, Apple, Tesla, GM, and Toyota, are racing to have self-driving automobiles available to the consumer market by 2020. Many of the features currently being developed for autonomous vehicles sound more like they belong in a science fiction movie than in a new car lot. One of the major features that the public anxiously awaits is the safety abilities of self-driving cars. Thanks in part to software, programming, and technology like smart sensors and car-to-car communications, self-driving cars are predicted to be 90% safer on the roads than a traditional car.

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As more and more of the programming behind self-driving cars are unveiled, a major factor in the highly touted level of safety is the car’s ability to regulate speed based on traffic, roadways, and speed limits. Since the driver would only control the car in the event of an approaching hazard, the speed would always be maintained at, or below, the speed limit, effectively eliminating the chance of being pulled over for speeding. Speeding tickets are a “big business” for law enforcement departments, with fines netting over 6 billion dollars a year. It’s estimated that over 50% of traffic stops can be prevented with self-driving car technology. Not only does this reduce the need for law enforcement on the roads, but it also eliminates a number of interactions with drivers and law enforcement officers. Almost 9 million drivers a year are stopped and searched during a motor vehicle stop. It’s important to understand your rights during a traffic stop, and below Infographic developed by Denmon Lawyer explains the basics of what you need to know, as well as if a search is lawfully allowed.

Tesla, a leader in the self-driving automobile industry, is leading the charge towards bringing an autonomous vehicle to the consumer market by 2019. For most of us, it’s possible that when we are shopping for our next vehicle, that there will be a selection of self-driving cars on the market. For now, current models offer us a glimpse into the future, with features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that bring the usefulness of a smartphone to the vehicle’s in-dash system, allowing users to hear texts read to them, view saved directions, and access their contacts and phone. With only a few short years from the expected release of self-driving cars, what feature are you most excited to see in these technological marvels? Let us know in the comments!

Infographic: Self Driving Cars Impact on Traffic Law Enforcement

Self Driving Cars Impact on Traffic Law Enforcement - Infographic

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