Well-crafted laws save children’s lives and communicate best practices to caregivers. Consider AVs and children as an issue to discuss when you have opportunities to talk with state legislators and policymakers. The main message is that very little is being discussed about the implications of having children in vehicles without a driver. But there are critical concerns, some of which need to be addressed in legislation.
- At what age should a child be allowed to ride in an AV alone?
- Who has the responsibility for ensuring a child is properly restrained in an AV?
We urge you to consider being an advocate for children in AVs. Given the rapid pace of change with this technology, we cannot afford to wait to communicate about the unique needs of children.
Learn if AVs Are on Your Community’s Roads
NHTSA is collecting information about AV test locations on public roads from states and companies in the test tracking tool below.