Daniel Wilson from RE/MAX 200 Realty was recently featured in a story on Channel 6 talking about safety concerns with self-driving cars.  Take a look at the video and complete article on the Click Orlando Channel 6 Website:

ORLANDO, Fla. – Do the rules of the road apply to drivers if you aren’t really driving?

Local realtor Daniel Wilson reached out to me and had some safety questions, along with some concerns about his daily driving commute.

Wilson drives to work every day, kind of.

In today’s society, it’s not just cut and dried anymore when it comes to how the rules apply, especially when some drivers are not in complete control of the vehicle. Wilson owns a Tesla and has noticed that other “self-driving” car owners negate some important safety practices.

Wilson had one important question: Is texting and driving legal in a self-driving vehicle when the car has the control?

It may be 2018 and things are starting to look like the “Jetsons,” but the traffic laws apply to all motor vehicles on the road, self-driving or not. As a driver, you are responsible for the safe operation of the car, and texting while in the driver’s seat is still considered illegal and could result in a hefty ticket.

After clearing that up, Wilson shared some things he’s come to learn while owning his new ride.

First and foremost, Wilson was adamant about wearing his seat belt. Just because the car may be able to drive itself doesn’t mean it’s going to put the seat belt on for you.

Making sure you’re aware of your surroundings is another big tip, Wilson said. Being constantly aware of your surroundings will keep you ready to for whatever hazards may present themselves and allow you to be aware when approaching stop signs and red lights.

Orlando REALTORS® don’t just help people realize their dreams of homeownership, they also help build communities.

Now, 10 of those community-building REALTORS® have been honored for their efforts by the fourth annual Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association Good Neighbor Awards. Each of the nonprofit organizations helped by our GNA recipients’ volunteer efforts will receive a $1,000 donation from ORRA to support their missions.

“The ORRA Good Neighbor Awards recipients epitomize the REALTOR® dedication to improving the quality of life for all residents of our communities,” says ORRA President Lou Nimkoff, Brio Real Estate Services, LLC. “This year’s award winners – along with every Orlando REALTOR® who embraces the spirit of volunteerism – go above and beyond in their commitment to making our neighborhoods better places to live.”

The ORRA Good Neighbor Awards is a project of the ORRA Community Relations Committee, which is responsible for many of the association’s community service initiatives. It also organizes volunteerism activities for all members’ participation and considers requests for ORRA support by local nonprofit organizations.

Amy was also recognized in the Orlando Sentinel for her efforts as an ORRA Good Neighbor Award Winner and for choosing Autism Speaks to receive her $1,000 donation.