WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation released the following statement regarding the incident in Arizona where a woman was struck and killed by an Uber SUV that was in autonomous mode:
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation was disturbed and disheartened to hear the news of the tragedy in Arizona. It is incidents like these that must make regulators and policymakers ensure that before automated vehicles are ubiquitous on our nation’s highways, a strong federal law must contain protections for all roadway users including pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists. Though we continue to remain optimistic that fully autonomous vehicles can help to reduce human errors that cause 94% of crashes, we continue to insist that the technology must be highly regulated and fully vetted with certifiable safety testing and evaluation.
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