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 wrote no ticket. There was no driver to give it to anyway.
 
Mountain View police said that an officer pulled over a Google self-driving car that 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 contacted its operators to let them know it was slowing traffic, but no ticket was given.
 
A person is required to sit behind the wheel of self-driving cars.
 
The Google project responded in a blog post, saying it's never gotten a ticket and adding, "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 (344)
  • reagans-wes
    11/18/2015 - 10:55 a.m.

    This article was very interesting. However , there was no ticket issued because no one was hurt because of the self driving car and no human gets pulled over a lot for slow driving anyway. So way would you give a ticket if there was no damage done

  • owenh-ver
    11/18/2015 - 10:59 a.m.

    i don't want self driving cars to start being the new thing cause that would not be fun, i would rather be driving. also humans will start depending on it and if something happens to the satellite then we wont know what to do

  • ethanp-wes
    11/18/2015 - 11:18 a.m.

    There was no ticket because if the car was only going slow that's not a law. Also if the car was a test and there is nobody in it you can't give it a ticket. Imagine giving a car with nobody in it a ticket.:-)

  • ericy-1-mci
    11/18/2015 - 11:23 a.m.

    Because it was just a test run on local streets. Also google already have enough evidence to know that their self-driving car is just testing.

  • stevenh-mci
    11/18/2015 - 11:25 a.m.

    The ticket was not issued because there was no driver to give the ticket to.

  • braidens-mci
    11/18/2015 - 11:26 a.m.

    thats is wirad beacus the cars was not going ofer the speed limpint

  • tashag-1-mci
    11/18/2015 - 11:29 a.m.

    A ticket wasn't issued because there was no driver to give it to.

  • dillonh-cur
    11/18/2015 - 11:32 a.m.

    because there was not a driver behind the wheel to give it to.

  • owenm1-lam
    11/18/2015 - 11:38 a.m.

    I think it might have been unnecessary to have pulled it over for driving too slow but I also think its interesting that there might be more self driving cars in the future.

    • jaideo-cur
      12/02/2015 - 10:26 a.m.

      it was nessicary because the cop did not know that there was nobody in it.and that car could have caused accidents

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