Driverless Cars are a Threat to Government Taxation

Driverless Cars are a Threat to Government Taxation

Government has used a cloak of safety to fine drivers for all manner of things including those who have erred slightly above arbitrary speed limits.
The problem, for government revenue? Driverless cars avoid many human weaknesses. Google, having mapped everything, know where speed limits change and have programmed driving computers to be paragons of virtue. Meanwhile advances in artificial intelligence show no sign of convincing computers to mix fermented beverage intake with motorised manoeuvres.
The net effect of puritanical driving standards from the droids will be a catastrophe for government tax collection. Without the ability to exploit human frailty, traffic cameras will be redundant and central government will have a large hole in its revenues It will certainly be another nail in the government’s ability to spend other people’s money, as other people won’t be doing the driving.

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