Police pull over self-driving car A Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg/Tony Avelar)
Police pull over self-driving car
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A California police officer made a traffic stop. But no ticket was written. There was no driver to give it to anyway.
 
Mountain View police said that an officer pulled over a Google self-driving car.  It was being tested on local roads.  This happened Nov. 12.
 
The officer noticed the car going a road-clogging 24 mph in a 35 mph zone.  He saw that it was a Google Autonomous Vehicle. He stopped the car and called its workers to let them know it was slowing traffic.  But no ticket was given.
 
A person has to sit behind the wheel of self-driving cars.
 
The Google project reacted in a blog post. They said it's never gotten a ticket. They added, "Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often."

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Why was no ticket issued?
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COMMENTS (135)
  • taylort1-bel
    11/18/2015 - 01:57 p.m.

    There was no there to write the ticket to.

  • mattl-bel
    11/18/2015 - 01:59 p.m.

    Have to have someone driving the car to give a ticket to.

  • rachela-bel
    11/18/2015 - 01:59 p.m.

    Well their was no one to give the ticket to

  • tylerr2-bel
    11/18/2015 - 01:59 p.m.

    Because there was no driver of the car. It was a self driving car.

  • elliew-bel
    11/18/2015 - 01:59 p.m.

    There was no one to give the ticket to and they said who gives a ticket for driving to slowly.

  • jolenec-bel
    11/18/2015 - 02:00 p.m.

    There was no ticket to be made because he/she wasn't speeding

  • hunterp-bel
    11/18/2015 - 02:00 p.m.

    There was no driver to give it to

  • hunterp-bel
    11/18/2015 - 02:00 p.m.

    There was no driver to give it to.

  • jenniek-bel
    11/18/2015 - 02:00 p.m.

    There was no one in the car so they had no one to give the ticket to

  • sarahj-bel
    11/18/2015 - 02:00 p.m.

    There was not a ticket given because there was not a person to give the ticket to.

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