Californians Oppose Self-Driving Cars on Roads

By Chriss Street

Californians now oppose self-driving cars on local roads by almost a three-to-one margin, according to a new poll.

The technology behind “autonomous” vehicles that drive themselves by using complex systems of computers, radars, and lasers has made tremendous advances. But a series of high-visibility crashes appears to have caused the California public to oppose the testing of self-driving cars and trucks in local communities.

Scripps Media conducted a scientific poll that asked 1,100 individuals across the state: “Should automobiles that are designed to be driven by computers, without a human driver, be allowed to operate on the streets of your neighborhood?”

About 58 percent of Californians that answered the question said driverless cars should not be allowed to operate in their community. 21 percent said driverless cars should be allowed to operate locally, and the remaining 20 percent were not sure.

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One Response to Californians Oppose Self-Driving Cars on Roads

  1. C E Voigtsberger June 5, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    A “scientific poll”? Come on that question so limits the options that almost anyone with at least a quarter of a brain is going to answer no. A true poll would offer variations such as: Do you believe a computer driven vehicle should be allowed to operate on interstate highways between major metropolitan areas? Do you believe c.d.v.s should be allowed on metropolitan limited access highways during the hours of 10:00 pm to 5:00 a.m.? I am sure that the numbers would be significantly different if some intelligent questions were asked in the poll as opposed to “driven on the streets of your neighborhood” I believe there is a place for computer driven vehicles but I don’t believe that place is on residential streets where the likelihood of encountering young children is high.

    I would be interested in knowing who paid Scripps Media for the survey with such a loaded question. Always look to the money to find the truth.

    As Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” Polls fall into the category of statistics in my opinion, especially polls such as this one.

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