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Safety is biggest concern over driverless cars, finds OSV survey

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Almost three-quarters (72%) of the UK population is anxious over the arrival of driverless cars with safety topping the concerns list, a survey by vehicle leasing company OSV has found.

Out of the 500 people surveyed, men were less concerned than women with 36% of the men questioned stating that they were not anxious at all compared to only 27% of women.

The survey also showed that those aged over 65 were the most concerned age range, with 100% of those surveyed admitting that they were concerned with some element.

Those aged between 25 and 34 were most looking forward to the arrival of autonomous cars and have the least concerns: 71% of this age range admitted that they have concerns with driverless cars.

Other findings showed 28% of respondents said safety was their number one concern, 18% cited that they were most concerned by hacking, malfunctions or dodgy updates, while 18% were concerned about accidents or crashing.

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