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Will Self-Driving Cars Affect Injuries & Security?

A recent survey of more than a 1,000 British Columbia drivers reveals that almost half of them believe that self-driving cars will present an overall danger to the safety of B.C. roads, as Business in Vancouver reports.

Approximately 47% of respondents had reservations about the safety of the technology of autonomous automobiles, and roughly 16% had strong reservations, indicating a complete lack of trust in the technology all together.

However, what does this mean for the future of driverless roads? The survey seems to suggest that a concern with safety is influenced by hesitations towards telematics, the technological monitoring of driver habits and vehicle use.

Telematics is the biggest gamechanger to come with self-driving cars, and could involve validating facts in auto-accident claims cases.

Security risks from telematics and safety hazards in regards to personal-injury accidents of driverless vehicles are still big unknowns, and obviously the general public is wary on what those unknowns will become. Will there be an increase in personal-injury accidents on the road? Will insurance companies overreact? What will this mean for protecting my livelihood and financial interests when I am injured in a car accident?

The Vancouver personal-injury lawyers at BLW Lawyers are well experienced to prepare for any situation, and we constantly study industry trends to best predict how to move forward with future cases.

If you are ever involved in a car injury due to the negligence of other car drivers (or one day, driverless vehicles!), speak to the lawyers at BLW Lawyers in Metro Vancouver. Call us today at 604-689-3883 or email us at info@BLWlawyers.com for more information.

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