The Senate is hoping to pass Senate Bill 1885: The AV START Act this week!
The bill will increase tenfold the number of autonomous vehicles on the roads- making them available for sale while exempting them from current safety standards, without requiring those vehicles to pass a federal safety standard proving they can "see" bicyclists and pedestrians.
Bill supporters nehope to pass the bill this October so we need your help now!
When human drivers apply for a driver’s license we have to pass a vision test. The League believes that all automated driving systems should first have to pass a "vision test" as well — proving their ability to recognize and respond to people bicycling,walking and using wheel chairs, before they are on community street.
If the bill doesn't pass this year, it will expire. That would give us an opportunity to write a regulatory framework that includes safeguards for all road users- including bicyclists and pedestrians.
Please join the League in asking Senators to vote NO on the AV START Act.