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)
  • 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.

    • 2121512at-tho
      3/07/2016 - 08:39 p.m.

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  • silverc-bel
    11/18/2015 - 02:01 p.m.

    Because it is not illegal to drive to slow.

  • John0724-YYCA
    11/18/2015 - 09:18 p.m.

    I think that they should just ban the self driving google cars because like this thing. I really don't get it that why people are being so lazy these days because a whole lot of things. Now I think that they are going to far to create a self driving car.

  • ashleyc-bel
    11/19/2015 - 02:01 p.m.

    Because there was no driver to give it too.

  • lindsayt-bel
    11/19/2015 - 02:10 p.m.

    For the officer to be able to give a ticket there must be a person behind the wheel.

  • jasonk-ver
    11/20/2015 - 02:28 p.m.

    I have always wondered if the world would ever rely on self driving cars. I think that would be really cool to have self driving cars, but I also think that teenagers should still go through driving school just in case.

  • antoniod-nor
    12/02/2015 - 08:55 a.m.

    The man called his workers to let him know that it was slowing traffic but no ticket was gave

  • terrellb-nor
    1/12/2016 - 10:11 a.m.

    There was no body there to give the ticket to.

  • alexiah-nor
    1/19/2016 - 09:18 a.m.

    there was no ticket issued because there wasn't anybody in the car to give a ticket to

  • torim-
    1/29/2016 - 08:42 a.m.

    bc there was no person to give it too

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