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New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney on Impact of Driverless Cars

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in May signed a budget bill into law allowing self-driving and self‑parking cars to be tested for one year on New York public highways.

Prior to this law going into effect, the technology was prohibited from being tested in New York because of a traffic law requiring all motor vehicles to be operated with at least one hand on the steering wheel, according to Stanley Zator, an attorney at New Jersey-based law firm Einhorn Harris, who recently spoke with Insurance Journal’s Elizabeth Blosfield about the new legislation in New York and its impact on the ever-changing technology around driverless cars and automated vehicles.

Vehicles to be tested in New York are required be operated with a human driver in the driver seat and carry a minimum of $5 million in liability insurance coverage following the passage of the new law, Zator added.

In addition to the new legislation’s impact in New York, Zator also discussed possible personal injury laws associated with driverless cars and automated vehicles and how negligence lawsuits could change in the future as a result.

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