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While we wait for self-driving cars, here are 6 ways to be a better driver

By Matthew DeBord of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 7: <p>There's a pretty good chance we'll have cars that can drive themselves in our lifetimes.</p><p> But given the regulatory hurdles, it's unlikely autonomous vehicles will be available to the masses anytime soon. So in the interim, we humans will have to continue to drive ourselves.</p><p> Cars are much safer than they used to be, but almost 40,000 people die every year in auto-related incidents in the US alone. You don't want to join that grim statistic, so your best bet, if you do drive, is to get better at it.</p><p> Here are six tips:</p>

While we wait for self-driving cars, here are 6 ways to be a better driver

There's a pretty good chance we'll have cars that can drive themselves in our lifetimes.

But given the regulatory hurdles, it's unlikely autonomous vehicles will be available to the masses anytime soon. So in the interim, we humans will have to continue to drive ourselves.

Cars are much safer than they used to be, but almost 40,000 people die every year in auto-related incidents in the US alone. You don't want to join that grim statistic, so your best bet, if you do drive, is to get better at it.

Here are six tips.

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