Thursday, August 16, 2012

Accident Free Driving?

I believe that each year more people die or are maimed from road traffic accidents than those who die or are maimed from all the military conflicts going on around the world, and more.

In Malaysia, the rate of road traffic accidents is among one of the highest in Asia if not the world. We don't even need to talk about the mat rempits.

So, I have always thought how nice it would be if we could make cars and other road vehicles that could drive themselves and be accident free.  And why not, with all the technology, including GPS, that is available to us today.

In fact, I thought it has long been overdue.

So, this news item is just what I was hoping to read. Self-driving cars and vehicles may soon become a reality.

But I do fear for the "running down" lawyers who handle our road traffic accident claims. It would be a good idea if they started now to look for other areas of law to practise and earn their keep!

2 comments:

  1. Yes, interesting piece. There is always someone who will benefit from another's misfortune. Trying to wipe out the misfortune could simultaneously erase another's living. Not that I'm wishing for continued accidents!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  2. Seeing so many maimed bodies and lives and hopes unnecessarily lost and their effect on families and society, I was always hoping for the day when cars and road vehicles can be made to self-drive and be accident-free. I guess the lawyers can learn their keep in other areas of practice, Duncan. Thanks for coming over.

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