National Safety Council Statement on Bipartisan Principles for Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

Public education can change driver behavior

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council applauds Sens. John Thune, Bill Nelson and Gary Peters for including "Educate the Public to Encourage Responsible Adoption of Self-Driving Vehicles" in the senators' list of bipartisan principles in advance of Wednesday's Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing, "Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles." Education is a critical component of behavior change and must be part of the roadmap to an autonomous driving culture. We look forward to participating in the conversation as the bill moves through the Committee.  

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