The Costs Today

The list below summarizes the human and financial impact of our current transportation system. In the near future, most of these costs will be reduced or eliminated. The financial models for private and public entities will need to adapt quickly.

THE HUMAN TOLL

  • 32,719 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2013
  • 6,337 people were injured each day in motor vehicle crashes in 2013
  • The total annual societal impact of the carnage: $871 billion Source & Detailed Table

STATE AND MUNICIPAL REVENUE MODELS

  • 41 million traffic tickets issued annually resulting in $6.2 billion in fines. Source
  • DUI fines (more to come)

EMPLOYMENT IMPACTS OF LEVEL 4 AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

  • 1 million truck driving jobs. Jump
  • 1.1 million State and local law enforcement officials, 50% could be out of work. Jump
  • 1 million taxi, bus, chauffeur and ride-sharing driver jobs. Jump
  • 215,000 valet, courier and garage attendants Jump
  • 93,000 personal injury and DUI/DWI lawyers will need to rethink their business models. Jump
  • 14,000 people employed as automobile insurance appraisers Jump

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