Google Car Pulled Over For Driving Too Darn Slow
What you see here is one of those too-cute Google cars being pulled over by local law enforcement for suspicious activities. Was it driving recklessly? Was it blowing through red lights? Was it giving a Hellcat a run for its money? Nope. It was driving too darn slow. The traffic stop took place in Mountain View, California, which is Google's hometown. It seems an officer noticed a backup behind a very slow moving vehicle. They detail the incident on their blog and state that the Google car was driving just 24 mph in a 35 mph zone. Imagine the road rage building up behind that kind of slow driving. RELATED: Google Self-Driving Car Involved in Accident with Injuries
According to Car and Driver, the officer decided to pull over the car and ask about why it was driving so slowly. California Vehicle Code keeps Google cars limited to roads with speeds no more than 35 mph. That same code has rules about impeding traffic and the officer shared that information with the operators in the car.
According to Google, although they can drive up to 35 mph per the law, prototypes are capped at 25 mph for safety's sake. They also proudly proclaim that after 1.2 million miles of driving, they've never gotten a ticket. We'll believe that, but what's the tally on the number of times their cars have been given the bird for making people late?
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