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'Autopilot' Tesla crashed into our parked patrol car, say SoCal cops

veti Silver badge

That's just not true. That 40,000 figure got extensive coverage from, among others, Washington Post, Wall St Journal, USA Today, CNBC, AP, and just about every other mainstream outlet.

In 2014, $416 billion was spent on maintaining US highways, and that's not including the cost of policing them, or the cost of building new highways, or vehicle inspections, driver education and licensing, or many other related costs. That's over $10 million per death, even excluding some of the largest costs. That's - not my idea of "completely ignored".

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