|"Truck hits bicycle path" (Were people involved?)|
You might recall the last time this happened.
|How it appeared in the Statesman, via USA Today|
But even in the plain face of intentional crime, our autoist rhetoric minimizes the role of humans, the lethality of autos, and the role of power. We erase the grammatical subject of the verbs and we erase the human subject responsible for the action. The rhetoric of "accident" still creeps in.
|The agentless, autonomous car: No driver is responsible|
Cars are dangerous. Full Stop. Maybe we can't be trusted with them.