Uber car’s ‘safety’ driver streamed TV show before fatal crash

The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on her phone until about the time of a fatal crash, according to a police report that deemed the March 18 incident “entirely avoidable.”

Vasquez could face charges of vehicular manslaughter, according to the report, which was released late on Thursday in response to a public records request.

It’s amazing to me that people continue to watch video, text or otherwise cause themselves to be distracted while driving a vehicle.