Safety Advocates Try To Hit The Brakes On Driverless Cars

Washington Examiner cited CEI’s Senior Fellow Marc Scribner on Congressional action for driverless vehicles.

“I understand there are important things that need to be passed this year — this isn’t a traditional must-pass bill,” said Marc Scribner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “Unfortunately, I don’t think the Senate leadership understands the importance of getting this done in 2018 rather than restarting in the next Congress.”

But Scribner said Congress should act quickly in order to bypass partisan bickering, and so that regulators can keep up with technological advances.

“It would be better for them to pass this kind of bipartisan legislation before you start having really ugly fights over special-interest giveaways, which is what will happen if Leader McConnell fails to get this passed this year,” Scribner said.

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