Only a third of Brits would want to ride in a driverless car, poll finds

Only a third of Britons would want to ride in a driverless car, even if it was fully tested and declared safe, a new poll has revealed.

The YouGov poll, which questioned 2,748 UK adults, asked: “Would you want to ride in a driverless car, if it was fully tested and declared safe?”

Half of the respondents  (50%) said they wouldn’t, while only 32% said they would. The remaining 18% said they didn’t know.

Only 32% of Brits would want to ride in a driverless car (Picture: YouGov)

Unsurprisingly, the over-65s are the least likely to want to ride in a driverless car, with only 21% saying they would, compared to 40% of 18-24-year-olds.

Women were also less inclined to take a drive in one, with only 23% saying they would compared to 41% of men.

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Over half (56%) of women said they wouldn’t want to ride in a driverless car, compared to 43% of men.

And in terms of people from different regions, Londoners are most positive about driverless cars with 39% saying they would want to ride in one, compared to 32% in the rest of the south, 33% in the Midlands and Wales, 27% in the north and 31% in Scotland.

(Top picture: Reuters)

 

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