UBER HAS SUSPENDED its testing of self-driving vehicles after a vehicle on self-driving mode hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona this week.
But while some lamented that Skynet was finally rising up to kill us, a single fatality is the exception that proves the rule, so far: the rule that self-driving vehicles will be safer than those controlled by humans.
B.C. averages 285 fatalities in crashes per year.
A full 80 per cent of fatal crashes are caused by at least one of three contributing factors: speed, driver impairment or driver distractions.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.