Autonomous cars a serious threat to safety

I tested the autonomous driving feature in the 2016 Honda Accord Touring Sedan and it works well. I was cruising on the highway and took my hands off the steering wheel but kept them close enough as I don’t expect the car to replace the human being at this point in time. I had my hands hovering over the wheel. But it really did work well. I see this autonomous feature as a TERRIBLE thing. I’m a 45 year old man (in September) – I know better. But a lot of younger people are going to die because of this safety technology. Parents are going to buy their children vehicles with autonomous capabilities under the assumption that it’s going to help their child survive a would-be accident. This line of thinking is going to backfire too many times…

I look around and see so many people looking down into their lap while driving. It’s crazy. Nobody is looking straight ahead anymore. And those who ARE looking straight ahead – the majority of them are holding a phone in their hand having a conversation. It is VERY dangerous on the road these days. Very dangerous. Even the few that are actually paying attention – a portion of them are just simply bad drivers anyway. As far as I’m concerned – when I’m driving – I’m the only capable driver on the road. I hope for the best but expect the worst at all times. I don’t even like TALKING while I’m driving anymore. I put the music on and I prefer if my passengers just STFU. Driving is just too dangerous nowadays…