When self driving cars take over. Self driving cars are being made which is something thought to be science fiction is now real.
In 2016, motor vehicle-related crashes on U.S. highways claimed 37,461 lives. Our research tells us that 94 percent of serious crashes are due to dangerous choices or errors people make behind the wheel. NHTSA and our State partners have worked for decades to help drivers make safer choices – to wear seat belts on every trip, to avoid driving intoxicated, drowsy, or distracted – but people still make those choices and still crash. Driver assistance technologies seek to address these errors and save lives.