How's This for Plain Downright Stupid.

Started by Diasi, August 19, 2022, 07:55:32 AM

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Diasi

Self-driving cars are planned to be on the UK roads during 2025 so the idiots who formulate our laws have been excelling themselves.

The Law Commission has already drawn up proposals for such legislation under which motorists in self-driving cars would not be held legally responsible for accidents.
Drivers – known as "users in charge" of vehicles under the law – could not be prosecuted for careless or dangerous driving, speeding or running a red light when it was in a self-driving mode.


So a user in charge could be sat in their car that's malfunctioned & it's doing 90 mph in a 30 limit & they have no legal duty to try & slow it down & stop the car.

Or the car could be in driver control mode & the driver will claim the car was in user in charge mode whenever they commit a traffic violation.

You couldn't make it up, well not until some morons did.
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Scrumpy


That will give the 'nutters' something to work on.. 
Fixing a motor so that it 'Malfunctions' .. when needed to cause problems... 
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Diasi

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Since it caused offence I've removed my post.

All that's required now is for him to remove the copy that he posted.
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Yogi

Looks like I'll have to take early retirement  :cry:

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Michael Rolls

totally idiotic, but sadly, hardly surprising
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-Oy-

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I only just logged in as the Admin and saw a post had been reported. I have removed the quote as the original comment has been removed.

Mark/klondike



What a despicable thing to say!
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Raven

Doubt I would even get in one, I would be scared stiff, and apart from that I wouldn't trust it.

hugh

Very likely there will be far lest accidents with self drive cars. Speed controls and a far faster braking when system when required. Its planned for motorways at the moment.  
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Raven

Nope,  still wouldn't trust them. A Death Wish I do not have.

Ashy

Don't worry you won't have a car by then. Only the elites will have cars.

hugh

Yes Ashy I will still have my old Skoda so not for me. Most accident on the motorways are vehicle running into the back of stationary vehicles which catches driver by surprise. This type of accident should be reduced. Self drive vehicles will be quite common in the near future.
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klondike

Quote from: Ashy on August 19, 2022, 11:31:25 AMDon't worry you won't have a car by then. Only the elites will have cars.
Shhh. State secret.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
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Ashy

Hugh, I admire your optimism and I hope you are right.

The thing with most legislation is it gets considered by a plethora of people between being proposed and being enacted, so there's a chance that someone will say, hang on a minute, what if...

Only a chance mind. You see, for example, a car may have automatic transmission but the driver is still responsible if the car does something unexpected, like shooting backwards over the pavement at 30 mph into a shop window.

Diasi

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Quote from: -Oy- on August 19, 2022, 08:43:47 AMWhat a despicable thing to say!
If you say so, you're fully entitled to your opinion.

August 19, 2022, 12:44:52 PM
Quote from: hugh on August 19, 2022, 10:09:36 AMVery likely there will be far lest accidents with self drive cars. Speed controls and a far faster braking when system when required. Its planned for motorways at the moment. 
Yes, they're safe as houses, except when they're not, but the lucky user in charge won't be facing any penalites when it happens in the UK.

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hugh

Unless I have misunderstood, but drivers will still be responsible, and have to be ready to take over if required. 
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