On the Path to Autonomous Vehicles, Police Get Left Behind | News | Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

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Officer Patterson had no set of procedures to follow, because the Tempe Police Department, like pretty much every other law-enforcement agency in the country right now outside Silicon Valley, has no defined method for or expertise in investigating accidents involving self-driving vehicles. A dozen states already allow autonomous vehicles to test on public roads, and 28 more states have legislation pending that addresses the arrival of this potentially game-changing form of transportation. A growing number of transportation experts and law-enforcement officials caution that too many questions remain unanswered regarding the interaction between police officers and self-driving cars.

Source: On the Path to Autonomous Vehicles, Police Get Left Behind | News | Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

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