In all my years driving an automobile, I’ve seen the steep driving skill decline of my fellow humans. Texting and driving have brought out the worst in drivers. My children will ask from the backseat, “What is wrong with the driver in front of us?”. My parents used to say, “Well, he’s probably full of alcoholic beverages“, but I tell my kids he’s probably playing Disney Emoji Blitz or Candy Crush.
I’m all for mandatory yearly testing to remove drivers from the road that shouldn’t be allowed to maneuver a ton and a half of metal that can potentially lead to vehicular manslaughter. I welcome our automated driving overlords! It will give me more time to eat, text, face booking. I can’t wait until people are augmenting their reality with VR headsets while driving. With all the Ubers, Lyfts and Murder Taxi’s out there, your offspring will never have to slalom between 18 wheelers and monster SUVs. Where’s my Johnny Cab?