Think autonomous vehicles are the answer to safety for everyone on our streets? Maybe not ready for prime time. Check out what the League of American Bicyclists says:
The AV Start Act will drastically increase the numbers of autonomous vehicles without safety standards for people on bikes or walking.
“The Senate is planning on voting on the AV START Act before the end of the year. The League opposes the bill because it doesn’t include serious safety protections for bicyclists and pedestrians.”
WHY THE LEAGUE IS OPPOSED TO THE AV START ACT
“The AV START Act will drastically increase the number of vehicles on our streets which are exempted from federal safety standards. Currently, each manufacturer of autonomous vehicles is allowed 2,500 exemptions. The AV START Act will allow each manufacturer to sell 80,000 vehicles by year three. ”