The popularity and proliferation of autonomous or self-driving cars has grown rapidly and it is only just starting. Do you have one yourself? Or do you plan to purchase one in the future?

In the long run they are likely to be much safer than cars driven by people, but there are still restrictions on their use. Some states permit their use, and some do not. Even those that do approve them place severe restrictions on you while using one.

istock-insuranceAlso, it is very important to check with your insurance agent or company to see exactly what coverage you do or do not have if you own one. Do that before you engage your car to perform autonomously.

If you have difficulty in determining whether you have coverage or not, call Burns & Cotter, Inc. at 401-421-0100 and we will help you figure it out.