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Self Driving Cars: Is It a Good or Bad Idea?

Technology has brought about tonnes of inventions and innovations which have arguably made human life easier. The idea of self-driving cars may seem far fetched, but researchers and scientists have already come up with cars which do not require a human being to be present to drive the car. The use of the latest technological advancements has made this possible. But would having cars that drive themselves be a good or bad idea?

 

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1. No Human Error

Self-driving cars are a good idea since they would eliminate human error such that there would be no accidents as a result of drunkness, momentary inattention, sleepiness, or texting while driving. This would result in a drastic reduction in road accidents. Self-driving cars are also not affected by emotions such as anger, stress, tiredness, or distraction. This would also greatly contribute to reduced road accidents.

 

2. Increased Life and