TO THE EDITOR:
If one fatality of a pedestrian — who was wearing dark clothing and unpredictably walked into the path of an autonomous test vehicle on an unlit road at night — is a valid reason to proclaim, “Get them off public roads” (March 26), then I am puzzled by your lack of consistency.
When 6,000 pedestrians are killed yearly by human drivers, where is your demand that human-driven vehicles be removed from public thoroughfares until they have been proved trustworthy?
LESLIE GREGORY, Saginaw, Mich. The writer is an electrical controls engineer for an automaker.