The Wall Street Journal recently ran a column centered on a surprising statistic: Self-driving cars, though perfect, get into more accidents on average than human drivers. It turns out that self-driving cars have worse accident rates than every category of human driver except young and elderly drivers. The reason? Self-driving cars adhere meticulously to the rules of the road; but human drivers do not. This mixture can be dangerous.
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