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Who cares if a self-driving car’s driver is asleep at the wheel?

Apparently the Canadian Mounties do.

“Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as it travelled at 150km/h down a highway in the province of Alberta,” the Guardian, a U.K.-based newspaper, reported on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The car was a Tesla Model S (what else?). 150km/h is about 94 mph.

Self-driving cars are creating some interesting situations. For example, “In January, an Ontario driver was charged with reckless driving after officers spotted him using both hands to floss his teeth,” and two months earlier “a Tesla vehicle was spotted driving on the wrong side of the road without a driver.”

Just wait until you’re sharing the road with driverless tractor-trailers, eh? Read story here.

Meanwhile, some Canadians still use old-fashioned transportation. In Edmonton, Mounties pulled over an impaired driver towing a horse trailer, and he rode his horse home. Read that story here.

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Photo below: How would you like to be passed by one of these with no one at the wheel?

 


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