Those in self-driving cars must be sober and ready to take over

By Jim Radcliffe

Q. Hey Honkmeister. Is it legal for the only passenger in a driverless car to be drunk?

– Rick Birle, Lake Forest

A. Thankfully, no.

The Department of Motor Vehicles has given approval to 54 companies that can test autonomous vehicles on the roads in California, but each must have a driver ready to jump into action.

“All of the rules that apply to you and I apply,” said Jaime Garza, a DMV spokesman. “(The driver) has to be able to take over.”

The DMV just started accepting applications for self-driving vehicles that will not have a driver behind the wheel poised to step on the pedals [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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