How will self-driving cars affect drunk driving?

Every year, there are approximately 10 thousand drunk driving fatalities. The effect of self-driving cars on drunk driving could be significant. While still not ideal, drunk drivers using driverless cars would pose less risk to themselves and others than when those impaired by alcohol are fully, independently controlling a vehicle. Auto industry experts predict there will be over 30 million autonomous vehicles driving themselves on public roads by 2040.

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Shaheen F. Manshoory is a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense law, specifically litigation of complex criminal matters in state, federal, and juvenile courts, including the defense of professionals, corporations, and high-profile matters. A graduate of SCALE, a two-year, fully accredited, Juris Doctor program at Southwestern School of Law, Mr. Manshoory focused on integrating substa...

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Shaheen F. Manshoory

UPDATED: Oct 2, 2022

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