The Senate is hoping to pass Senate Bill 1885: The AV START Act this Summer! The bill will increase tenfold the number of automated vehicles being tested on our streets without requiring those vehicles to pass a federal safety standard proving they can "see" bicyclists and pedestrians.
Bill supporters hope to pass the bill before August 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 — a safety performance standard determined and regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association — proving their ability to recognize and respond to people bicycling,walking and using wheel chairs, before they are on community street.
Right now the Senate is considering S. 1885: AV START Act to set guidelines for automated vehicle manufacturers to test their vehicles on our streets.
Please join the League in asking Senators to require AVs to pass a vision test proving they can see bicyclists and pedestrians.