Are self-driving cars safe?
People are hesitant about self-driving cars for many reasons, but the main one is probably that they do not trust them to be safe. According to Forbes, that self-driving car myth is completely untrue. The reality is a self-driving car is much safer than you behind the wheel.
Perhaps the main reason is they lack the many faults of a human. They do not get distracted or lack a good reaction time. In addition, they learn from mistakes every single time. Every time a self-driving car goes out on the road, it not only learns on its own but the information it gathers teaches other self-driving cars, so it is community learning in a way. This is because the company gathers the information, analyzes it and uses it to update the program used by every car. So, even when a self-driving car has an accident, it becomes a learning event. It makes the car better in the future. This is not true about human drivers.
Another point is there is never a novice self-driving car. After the first car hit the road, all other cars had experience gathered from the other car. This reduces risk a lot because novice drivers are one of the biggest risks on the road.
Add these things up and it is easy to see just how safe self-driving cars are and how much safer they are than human drivers. This information is for education and is not legal advice.