So we had to jet down to Trader Joe’s again today. This entails going down I-95 southbound. Traffic in all lanes slowed to a stop just after Exit 14. Now when we’d left Providence I noted a RI State Trooper flying down the left lane, lights flashing and siren blaring.
When we finally get near the airport Exit 13 we see where he was going, two car accident, both cars in the ditch.
Then a bit further down the road right near exit 12B another except this time three cars involved, Warwick PD, fire engine and rescue are there.
So with the gawk factor you were sunk between Exits 14 and 12. It went from dead stop to 20MPH.
That’s when it hit me, I’ll be happy when the preponderance of autonomous vehicles are on the road. Why? Because the car won’t gawk at accidents and we can actually raise speed limits on highways as computers are much faster than we are at being able to sense traffic and conditions and take action.
Plus by it’s very nature it means fewer cops.