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Sandra's jaw dropped, as the news presenter told her that non-autonomous vehicles were being banned from driving on the M25 motorway.

"... The Prime Minister, today, announced that autonomous vehicles were to be given exclusive access to the M25 Motorway. The highways agency traffic control management system will take over in the worlds first fully autonomous motorway in January next year..."

Sandra didn't use the M25, but still. It was going to be weird as the normally grid-locked M25 became free-flowing. Trucks and lorries sticking to their lanes, no speeding, potentially no accidents. Traffic, with no humans!

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    Christopher about 5 years ago

    I'm still waiting for those flying cars like The Jetsons had that they promised us in the 1950's. It's interesting to go back and look at those documentaries and newsreels in the 50's and see what they thought the year 2000 would actually look like. We're almost 18 years past that and it still looks nothing like they thought it would.

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    Neville Hunt about 5 years ago

    Sounds good to me Jeff. As a regular M-bloody-25 user, I’d be able to read the newspaper, write drabbles, sleep...and if I really got lucky......and they were fully tinted windows....well who knows!

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    Jamie Clapperton about 5 years ago

    Enjoyed the slice of not distant future life, Jeff. Hopefully self driving vehicles will save many lives. :-)As for the Jetsons, Christopher, I cant watch the opening titles without cringing at 'Jane, his wife....'

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    Jeff Taylor about 5 years ago

    Thanks all. Much appreciated, and prompted by BBC Breakfast's news article on driverless cars. Right now, the main cause of accidents on the road are humans doing stupid things. It'll be nicer when the machines take over :)

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    Jeff Taylor about 5 years ago

    Oh! And thanks for the "Like" on my Facebook page Jamie 😊 Much appreciated πŸ˜‰

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    Jeff Taylor about 5 years ago

    Thanks Drew😊

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