How will drunk driving laws adapt to self-driving cars?


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Autonomy and personal responsibility

People driving under the influence are one of the most common causes of traffic accidents and deaths worldwide, second only to distracted driving. These tragic statistics fuel the fire, prompting automakers to create fully autonomous vehicles.

How do DUI laws apply if you are not actually the one driving the car? Let’s take a closer look at how DUI laws are likely to adapt as self-driving cars become more common.

Autonomy levels

First, briefly define the different levels of autonomy to better understand how they will impact DUI laws in the future.

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