New Study Confirms That Car Crash Rates Are Much Lower With Self-Driving Cars

According to new research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, self-driving cars have crash rates that are lower than the traditional crash rate of typical cars. Self-driving cars experience crash rates of 3.2 crashes every million miles.

Traditionally operated cars have a rate of 4.2 crashes for every million miles. The study also took into account unreported crashes and the severity of various accidents. While conventional vehicles do have higher rates of severe crashes than self-driving cars there is not yet enough data about the long range implications of using self-driving cars.

Many individuals in the advocacy space for car accidents argue that self-driving vehicles could be critical for reducing the number of injuries and fatalities experienced by people in Milwaukee and across the nation. Many individuals, however, maybe hesitant about giving over control to a self-driving car.

It is unclear yet how this will influence the country and whether it will truly help to reduce accidents. If you or someone you know has already been injured in a Milwaukee car accident because of someone else’s negligence or failure to pay attention at the wheel, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discover whether this applies to you.

By | 2016-12-21T18:26:41-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Categories: Car Accident|